UN chief hails Iran n-deal

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 24, 2013 12:00 hrs

United Nations, Nov 24 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday welcomed an interim agreement on Iran's nuclear programme and urged the governments concerned to do everything possible to continue negotiations, a statement issued by the UN's press service reads.

In a statement released late night by his spokesperson, Ban congratulated the negotiators in Geneva for progress made on "what could turn out to be the beginnings of a historic agreement for the peoples and nations of the Middle East region and beyond".

He urged the governments of Iran and the P5+1 nations - Britain, China, France, Russia and the US plus Germany - involved to "build on this encouraging start" and to create mutual confidence.



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