9b90e832d9c0ca899b1dfb6a2a763d7a0aa5a976Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry called on Wednesday for an agreement on a nuclear deal with Iran to be reached as soon as possible. “The need to reach as soon as possible a comprehensive agreement which would allow to fully normalise the situation around the Iranian nuclear programme has been acknowledged,” the Russian foreign ministry said following a call between Lavrov and Kerry. They spoke after Iran and world powers met in Oman on Tuesday amid signs that an elusive deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme might not be struck by a November 24 deadline. Russia’s chief negotiator Sergei Ryabkov said after Tuesday’s talks that he was still “reasonably optimistic”. More