Iran upbeat about reaching ground-breaking nuclear deal as talks hit final stretch

March 26, 2015 5:50 PM

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Lausanne: Iran's nuclear chief said Thursday he was "optimistic" about reaching a ground-breaking nuclear deal, as US and Iranian diplomats launched down-to-the-wire talks chasing a March 31 deadline.

"On the whole I am optimistic," Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, said in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the crunch talks which resumed in the Swiss town of Lausanne.

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