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    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran could probably take some restrictions in the nuclear program.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) —The Iranian Foreign Minister does not exclude the possibility of Iran temporarily limiting its nuclear program as a result of the latest negotiations with the P5+1 group of international mediators, he said in an interview to CNN.

    "It depends on the definition… If we reach an agreement [with the P5+1 group], then we will take certain restrictions [in the nuclear program] for a certain period of time," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told CNN on Thursday. The minister also added that he was not ready to discuss on television the duration of the period and what kind of restrictions Iran was ready to accept.

    Another round of negotiations between Tehran and the P5+1 group that includes the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, finished on Thursday in the Swiss town of Montreux. The European Union described the meeting on Iran's nuclear program in Montreux useful, noting that certain progress had been made, according to a statement by the European External Action Service.

    Earlier this week, Zarif called US President Barack Obama"s proposal to freeze Iran's nuclear program for 10 years "unacceptable". On Monday, Obama said that if Iran was willing to agree to freeze its nuclear program for a minimum of 10 years, it would give the United States the assurance that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon.

    The Iran — P5+1 negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program have taken place since November, 2013 and aim to ensure the peaceful character of Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for lifting the sanctions. Last year, during talks in Vienna in November, negotiations only lead to the deadline for reaching a final agreement to be extended to July 2015.

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