Iran nuclear talks may be extended

July 16, 2014 - 4:21:11 am

VIENNA: Iran and six world powers yesterday appeared likely to extend talks on Tehran’s nuclear programme beyond a July 20 deadline, while Washington said the Islamic Republic must cut its capacity to make nuclear fuel to secure a deal to end sanctions.

“We have made it crystal clear that the 19,000 (nuclear centrifuges) that are currently part of their programme is too many,” Kerry told reporters after three days of talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

At a separate news conference, Zarif responded by saying that “insisting on the number of centrifuges is useless.”