P5+1 Group Focused on Finding Solution, Extension of Talks Not Discussed

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The P5+1 Group and Iran are determined to find a common ground in the ongoing talks on Tehran's nuclear program. The deadline for signing a comprehensive long-term deal on the Iranian nuclear program expires on Monday.

VIENNA, November 23 (Sputnik) — Both Iran and the P5+1 group of international mediators are determined to find a common ground in the ongoing talks on Tehran's nuclear program, a source close to the Iranian delegation told journalists Sunday.

"Everybody is focused on trying to find a possible solution or an agreement. Nobody is discussing extension, nobody is discussing the prolonging the talks for now. For now, all talks are focused on finding a possible solution," the source said.

The deadline for signing a comprehensive long-term deal on the Iranian nuclear program expires on Monday.

The West has accused Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear program, which has been repeatedly denied by Tehran officials, who claim the country's nuclear development has a peaceful nature and is aimed at satisfying Iran's energy needs.

During talks in Geneva in November 2013, the P5+1 group, which includes representatives of Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Germany, agreed to strike a long-term nuclear deal with Tehran, guaranteeing the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program, by July 2014. The deadline for the deal was later extended to November 24.

The final round of the nuclear talks began in the Austrian capital on Tuesday.

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