While the talks resulted in no significant progress over Iran’s nuclear deal, the negotiators agreed on extending the talks for another week. Iran and six major powers today gave themselves until July 7 to clinch a historic nuclear deal as a midnight deadline approached in marathon talks with no breakthrough in sight. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who joined the talks in Vienna earlier today, said however he believes that, after almost two years of trying, a deal ending the 13-year standoff is "within reach". The talks are "progressing in a positive direction. There remain questions, mostly regarding procedural issues rather than technical," Lavrov told Russian television after meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry. "We have all reason to believe that results are within reach," Lavrov said. Earlier today Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif returned to Vienna following consultations in Tehran, a visit that had raised hopes he may be bringing instructions that would yield a breakthrough. But after Kerry met with Zarif for almost two hours after his return, the US State Department said the P5+1 group of global powers had agreed to extend the terms of an interim agreement until July 7. A State Department official said however that this did "not necessarily mean they will go until the 7th or end on the 7th." Kerry had also made no plans for when he might leave the Austrian capital.