Kerry Hopes P5+1, Iran Can Reach Nuclear Deal by Wednesday Evening

© REUTERS / Brian Snyder US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pose for a photograph before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Lausanne
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pose for a photograph before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Lausanne - Sputnik International
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Hopefully, the negotiating sides can reach an agreement on Tehran's nuclear industry by Wednesday evening.

Officials wait for a meeting with officials from P5+1, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 31, 2015 in Lausanne. - Sputnik International
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LAUSANNE (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he hopes the P5+1 group of international negotiators and Iran will reach a deal on Tehran's disputed nuclear development program by evening.

"We are hoping," Kerry told journalists in the Swiss city of Lausanne, where negotiations between six world powers and Iran have been underway ahead of Wednesday's framework agreement deadline.

Earlier in the day, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that most steps toward an agreement between world powers and Iran have been made.

Officials from the P5+1 and the European Union wait for a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland March 29, 2015 - Sputnik International
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The P5+1 countries — Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Germany — have been negotiating with Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program, fearing Tehran is developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian energy program.

Tuesday was the deadline for the negotiators to hammer out an agreement but the talks continued into the night and resumed on Wednesday.

A joint statement on the progress of the negotiations is expected to be made later on Wednesday, according to Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi.

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