Iran's FM says nuclear talks could succeed if major powers have the political will to resolve Iran's 12-year old nuclear standoff. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Iran's Foreign Minister said on Wednesday (April 1) that the nuclear talks with major powers could succeed if they have the political will to resolve Iran's 12-year old nuclear standoff. "Progress and success of the talks depends on the political will of the other party ... and this is an issue they have always had a problem with," said Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in the Swiss city of Lausanne, where the talks are set to enter an eighth day. Major powers and Iran were closer to a preliminary accord on Tehran's nuclear program as marathon talks ran into Wednesday, but were stuck over key details such as lifting U.N. sanctions and Iran's future atomic research. After missing a self-imposed March 31 deadline for a deal, the negotiators ended talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne in the early morning hours with an air of chaos, disunity and cacophony as delegations scrambled to get contradictory viewpoints across.