TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman has ruled out the possibility of a "interim deal" in the country's ongoing nuclear talks with world powers in Vienna.
"Iran is seeking a stable and dependable agreement and will not settle for anything less. We are concerned with the quality of the agreement, nothing more, nothing less "Saeed Khatibzadeh made the comments during his weekly press conference on Monday.
"An interim agreement has never been on Iran's agenda, and we have a serious need for a qualitative and substantive agreement, which I hope Washington recognises," he said, adding that "obtaining guarantees is critical" to achieving a stable and reliable agreement, according to the state news report.
In a statement on the status of the Vienna talks aimed at lifting anti-Iran sanctions and restoring the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he said "good progress" has been made in some areas, and it is critical that all parties in Vienna agree that the US should not leave a possible agreement again.