Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif: ‘It’s a historic opportunity for all of us’

With talks between world powers and Iran over a broad nuclear accord proceeding on, Western governments are considering offering a significant easing of sanctions early on in the process.
To be effective, such a plan would have to involve clear guidance to companies made wary by U.S. fines for sanctions-busting, be reversible and not go too far…


Talks between world powers and Iran over that country’s nuclear program are “a historic opportunity for all of us to end a rather prolonged chapter where we tried not to resolve issues,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday in Vienna.

A Sunday deadline is looming for negotiators to reach agreement on a comprehensive solution to the nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions on Iran’s economy; it now seems likely that that deadline will not be met and may have to be extended.

“I think we have made enough serious discussion for us to think about the feasibility of continuing these discussions,” Zarif said. “I think Secretary Kerry made that recommendation. I have made the recommendation.”

Please go to the page below to watch Amanpour speak with Foreign Minister Zarif about the nuclear negotiations. They also spoke about the deteriorating security situation in neighboring Iraq; click below to watch that section of the interview.



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