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Iran will stay as long as needed; EU sees moment of truth near

Reuters , Thursday 9 Jul 2015
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign minister Philip Hammond (not seen), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, EU Deputy Secretary General for the External Action Service Helga Schmid, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wait for photographers during a meeting at the hotel where the Iran nuclear talks are being held in Vienna, Austria July 6, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday he would stay in Vienna as long as needed for the nuclear negotiations with major powers, while a senior European Union official said the moment of truth was approaching.

"We will stay here as long as it is necessary," Zarif told reporters outside the Vienna hotel where the negotiations between Iran and six major powers are taking place.

"We are very close but if the important historical, political decisions are not made in the next hours, we won't (have) an agreement," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told CNN. "That moment of truth will come extremely soon, next hours I think." 

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