Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi during nuclear talks in Geneva
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi during nuclear talks in Geneva. Photo by AFP
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Iran's talks with the European Union have ended with an agreement over outstanding issues about the practical details of implementing a nuclear agreement, Iranian state television reported on Friday.

But the implementation of the deal reached in Geneva in November will take place only after consultations between the negotiating delegations and their governments. The six major powers involved in the talks with Iran were on Friday represented by the European Union, it said.

"All the outstanding political and technical issues were resolved but the final decision will be taken by the respective capitals," said Iran's deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, after two days of talks with the EU's Helga Schmid in Geneva.

A European Union spokesman said his latest information was that the talks were still going on.

The Geneva deal was designed to halt Iran's nuclear advances for six months to buy time for negotiations on a final settlement.

Under the deal, Iran will curb its atomic activities in return for some easing of the international sanctions that have battered the oil producer's economy.
Iran says its nuclear work is entirely peaceful but the West suspects it is aimed at acquiring a nuclear bomb capability.