Lavrov: Good chance for P5+1, Iran to agree on common document

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sees a good chance for the P5+1 group of countries and Iran to agree on a common document settling the nuclear problem of Iran, which would not include any artificial additions and would not be imposed from the outside.

Lavrov met recently with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton in New Delhi to address Iran.

"Our common impression is that there is a very good chance, which cannot be missed," Lavrov said in an interview on the TV Center television channel on Saturday.

"Common points have been determined, and there are no fundamental disagreements on issues that need to be resolved in practical terms. The matter is about correctly formulating the understanding that has been achieved in the diplomatic language to make it a truly joint document rather than one imposed from the outside," he said.

Lavrov declined to answer why France has assumed a special position on the matter, saying, "I do not comment on individual approaches by the P5+1 members. They certainly have their nuances, but our common position is that there is a solid and substantive basis to diplomatically word the transpiring agreement."

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