Iran unlikely to meet nuclear deadline

Last updated 00:28 16/08/2014

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Iran's foreign minister says it is unlikely to reach a final nuclear accord with world powers by a November deadline.

Parliament's news website quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying that even if a general agreement is reached by the deadline, the two sides will require more time to discuss details.

''Hence, it is unlikely to reach a final conclusion before a four-month span,'' he was quoted as saying.

Iran and the P5+1 group - the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany - in July extended their nuclear talks until November.

Western powers have long suspected Iran is secretly pursuing a nuclear weapons capability alongside its civilian programme, charges denied by Tehran.

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