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Iran nuclear deal elusive as stances differ: Official

Posted on May 25 2014 | IANS

Tehran, May 25 : If Iran and the world powers do not reach an agreement for a comprehensive nuclear deal before July 20, it will make the work "more difficult", said an official here Sunday.

"Although the negotiations can be continued for another six months, I believe the longer the talks, the more advantageous it will be for those opposing the (interim) Geneva deal, which ends July 20," Iran's senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said, Xinhua reported citing IRNA news agency.

The foreign forces who were against the Geneva deal are seeking to create tension in the region and do not want a final deal in the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States plus Germany, he said.

The Iranian official dismissed comments that the recent negotiations with the world powers have failed or reached a deadlock.

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