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    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov claims that to make future agreement on Iranian nuclear program binding, UN Security Council resolution to be needed.

    MOSCOW, November 21 (Sputnik) — The UN Security Council will need to pass a resolution to make the agreement on Iran's nuclear program legally binding, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said upon his arrival in Vienna.

    "To provide judicial sustainability and binding nature, a UN Security Councils' resolution will be needed," Ryabkov told journalists Friday.

    "The resolution will be needed to approve the future agreement and to make it binding," he added.

    Iran is currently subject to a number of sanctions passed by the UN Security Council, as well as economic sanctions by the European Union, the United States, and a number of other countries that accuse Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear program.

    The final round of talks on the Iranian nuclear issue between Tehran and the P5+1 group of international negotiators, which comprises Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Germany, began in Vienna on Tuesday.

    During talks in Geneva in November 2013, the P5+1 group agreed to reach a long-term comprehensive agreement with Tehran by July 2014, guaranteeing the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program.

    The deadline for the final deal was later extended to November 24.


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