VIENNA, June 20 (Reuters) – A senior U.S. official said on
Friday it is unclear whether Iran is ready to take the steps
necessary to assure the world its nuclear ambitions are entirely
peaceful as a July 20 deadline in negotiations between Tehran
and six powers looms.
After the week-long round of talks ended, Iranian Foreign
Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters that the powers
were making “excessive demands”. The six want Iran to reduce the
scope of its uranium enrichment programme in exchange for a
phased lifting of international sanctions imposed on it.