Good deal is at hand in Iran nuclear talks - EU's Mogherini

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Posted: Mar 06, 2015 4:00 AM

RIGA (Reuters) - A good deal is at hand in negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.

Mogherini told a foreign policy conference in the Latvian capital that she was committed to bringing the Iranian nuclear talks to a positive end. 

"I believe a good deal is at hand. I also believe that there is not going to be any deal if it is not going to be a good deal. And this is something we have to pass as a message to all our friends and partners," she said in apparent reference to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of the nuclear deal under negotiation.

Mogherini said the "last mile" of the nuclear talks would involve political will more than technical negotiations.

(Reporting by Aija Krutaine, writing by Adrian Croft, editing by Philip Blenkinsop)