Zarif, Ashton to meet for dinner in Vienna tonight

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton are due to have a working dinner in Vienna tonight to confer on the latest developments in the talks between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany).

The meeting between Zarif and Ashton will be held at Iran’s UN headquarters in Vienna at 20:00 (local time).

The Iranian team of negotiators, accompanied by a team of legal advisors and experts, arrived in Vienna earlier today.

Representatives of Iran and the G5+1 are due to start compiling and drafting a comprehensive deal in their tomorrow meeting in Vienna.

Upon arrival in the Austrian capital, Zarif said Tehran will participate in the talks with firm determination.”We have come here with a decisive will” and seek to defend the Iranian nation’s nuclear rights, Zarif said.

Noting that Iran and the G5+1 are scheduled to hold three other rounds of talks by July 20, he said none of the seven delegations have prepared any draft agreement, although they have certain issues in mind.

By Fars News Agency


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