Kerry meets with Iranian FM in Vienna ahead of deadline for final agreement

Ahead of Tuesday deadline for a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, Kerry meets with Zarif, both state “lot of work to do”

Kerry with Zarif in Vienna Saturday (Retuers)

Kerry with Zarif in Vienna Saturday (Retuers)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Untied States Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna Saturday, as world powers and Iran finalize negotiations on a final agreement ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

Zarif stated on the meeting that, “We’ve come to Vienna to strike an agreement within the next few days, although time is not important and a good deal is more important than a deadline” adding that the West needs to stop “excessive demands” in negotiations. He stated that “we need to work really hard in order to be able to make progress and move forward.”

Negotiations have been reported as progressive, Iranian Foreign Deputy Minister stating, “on the whole we are making headway”.

John Kerry stated following their meeting that, “We have a lot of hard work to do. We have some very tough issues,” a Western diplomat stating that “The next few days will be extremely difficult”.