Nuclear talks may focus on extension soon, Iran says

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, from lef, former EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meet for talks on the sidelines of nuclear talks with Iran aimed at settling a dispute over Iran's nuclear program at the Palais Coburg in Vienna on November 22, 2014. Photogrpaher: Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, from lef, former EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meet for talks on the sidelines of nuclear talks with Iran aimed at settling a dispute over Iran’s nuclear program at the Palais Coburg in Vienna on November 22, 2014. Photogrpaher: Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images

Iran says that if obstacles remain in the talks about its nuclear program, the discussion will have to shift to extending them beyond Monday’s deadline.

A member of the Iranian delegation said if that is the case Sunday night, the negotiations will focus on reaching a “general political agreement” on what both sides are committed to resolving. He says talks would then be held in the near future to sign that agreement, leading to more negotiations on those outstanding issues.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as a condition for briefing the media.

Six world powers at the talks have demanded stiff curbs on Iranian nuclear projects that could make weapons. Tehran seeks an end to sanctions imposed over its nuclear program.

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