Official: Iran-G5+1 talks focusing merely on technical issues

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian underlined that the ongoing talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) will not deal with anything outside the nuclear framework.

“The talks on nuclear issue are currently within the framework of technical issues,” Nahavandian said addressing a joint press conference with the Norwegian foreign minister Borge Brende in Oslo on Friday.

He noted that the current talks can serve as a trust building test though and if the nuclear negotiations would lead to a final comprehensive agreement.

Representatives of Iran and the G5+1 continued talks on Thursday and Friday over a final agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his accompanying team of negotiators arrived in Vienna Monday morning to participate in the fifth round of talks between Tehran and the six major world powers in the Austrian capital from June 16-20.

Iran and the world powers have said that they are resolved to start drafting a long-awaited final deal in this round of talks.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi accompanied by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi and EU foreign policy deputy chief Helga Schmidt had another round of talks in Vienna on Friday morning.

Iran and the G5+1 have started writing the text of final agreement, Zarif said on Wednesday night.

Noting that the two sides had tough discussions over the past two days of talks in Vienna, he said, “Some stances of the other side are completely unacceptable.”

By Fars News Agency


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