Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany): The group of seven advanced economies, G7, has thrown its support behind efforts by Iran and the P5+1 countries to achieve a final agreement over Tehran’s nuclear programme.
At the end of their summit here in Germany on Monday, the leaders of the G7 countries issued a statement in which they backed Iran-P5+1 talks aimed at ending the decade-old Western dispute with Tehran over its nuclear programme.
“We support the continuous efforts by the E3/EU+3 (P5+1) and Iran to achieve a comprehensive solution by June 30 that ensures the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme,” part of the statement accessed by Press TV said .
The G7 leaders also urged further cooperation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over Tehran’s nuclear activities.
The G7 statement comes as negotiators from Iran and the P5+1 group of countries — the US, Britain, France, China, Russia plus Germany — are seeking to finalise a comprehensive deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme by June 30.
The two sides wrapped up their latest round of deputy-level talks aimed at bridging differences over a final text of a comprehensive deal in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on June 6.
Iran and its negotiating partners have been working on the text of a final deal since they reached a mutual understanding on the key parameters of a final deal in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.
Tehran has, on several occasions, stressed that it would not bow to excessive demands by the opposite side in the course of drafting the text of a final deal, warning that adopting such an approach by the six world powers could impede a final agreement.