Too Early for Progress at Iran, P5+1 Talks on Tehran Nuclear Program– Envoy

© AP Photo / Ronald ZakFormer EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, third left, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, rear center, and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, second right, wait for the start of closed-door nuclear talks with Iran.
Former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, third left, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, rear center, and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, second right, wait for the start of closed-door nuclear talks with Iran. - Sputnik International
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Deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi commented on the ongoing Geneva talks on Tehran's nuclear program with the P5+1 group, saying that the negotiations were fruitful, but hardly any progress could be claimed yet.

Foreground, from left: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, US Secretary of State John Kerry, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Russian Foreign Minister Serei Lavrov, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the talks on Iran's nuclear program, in Geneva (File). - Sputnik International
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GENEVA (Sputnik) – Iranian delegation considered the Geneva talks on Tehran's nuclear program with the P5+1 group to be fruitful, but no progress can be claimed yet, deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi said Sunday.

"It was as usual very good. Good fruitful discussions, and in a very good atmosphere. We cannot claim any progress yet, it is too early to say," Araghchi told journalists as he was leaving the EU mission building in Geneva.

The US delegation also left the building, but Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman declined to comment on the talks.

Earlier, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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German, French Delegations Arrive in Geneva for Talks on Iran Nuclear Issue

Delegates from Russia, China, France and Germany also took part in talks at the EU mission Sunday evening.

Suspicious that Tehran is developing nuclear weapons, the UN Security Council and a number of countries have slapped Iran with a series of sanctions. Iran, on the other hand, maintains its uranium enrichment program is for peaceful purposes.

Several rounds of P5+1 format talks have been held in the past, and the current deal requires a long-term agreement on Iran's contested nuclear program to be reached by July 2015.

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