After weeks of intensive negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran, over Tehran's nuclear energy program a joint press conference was held by the EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zariff. They said they have agreed to extend negotiations until November 24th.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif who has been spear-heading the talks along with Ashton also gave a statement. Ashton and Zarif said Iran and P5+1 will meet at the earliest opportunity to continue the talks. They also described the atmosphere of talks over the past weeks as constructive. US Secretary of State John Kerry also gave a statement regarding the developments. Kerry said Iran had complied with its obligations to neutralize its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium. He said Iran will be allowed to access an additional 2.8 billion dollars of its frozen assets during the extended course of the nuclear talks. Iran and the group of P5+1 group of countries say the ultimate goal of the negotiations is a lasting, comprehensive solution that would guarantee the peaceful nature of Tehran’s nuclear energy program.