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Russia expects continuation of Iranian nuclear talks

Moscow expected Iranian nuclear talks to continue soon following the just-concluded Almaty negotiations, the foreign ministry said Saturday.

Representatives of Iran and the U.N. Security Council’s five permanent members — the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China — plus Germany, known as P5+1, as well as the European Union, began a new round of talks Friday and Saturday in Kazakhstan’s Almaty.

The parties discussed revised proposals to settle the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program, which were presented by the P5+1 group during an earlier round of meetings in February in Almaty, the foreign ministry said in an online statement.

Russia expected the negotiation process would proceed “based on the principles of gradualism and reciprocity,” it said.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said earlier Iran and the six global powers “took a step forward” at the talks on Tehran’s nuclear program but failed to reach a compromise. They remain at odds over basic questions about the path to a solution, he said.

By Xinhua

 

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