Negotiations between Iran and world powers to continue till July 10

Ten additional days adding to negotiations; European Foreign ministers to reconvene in coming days

World powers, EU and Zarif (AFP)

World powers, EU and Zarif (AFP)

World powers will continue negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program until July 10th, ten days later than the designated deadline of June 30th. US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf confirmed the extension, stating, “We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days.”

The reports come as many foreign ministers of European states left talks to their home countries and will reconvene in the coming days.

Reports over the weekend confirmed that Iran would not meet the deadline for a final deal, the Islamic Republic known for not making deadlines set in negotiations.

According to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, three major points are holding negotiations longer. He stated on Tuesday that, “As far as France is concerned, we are insisting especially on necessary limitations on nuclear research and development, sanctions and their re-establishment, and the possible military dimensions” of past Iranian nuclear work.”