TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The US Department of State announced on Tuesday that a delegation of fifteen American diplomats will be dispatched to Austria to participate in a fresh round of talks over Iran’s nuclear program.
According to the statement, the US team will depart for Vienna on July 1 to attend the comprehensive nuclear negotiations of the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) and the European Union with Iran.
The members of the delegation are as follows:
William J. Burns
Deputy Secretary of State
Wendy R. Sherman
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Jacob J. Sullivan
Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Adviser to the Vice President
Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary for Political Affairs on the Iran Nuclear Negotiations
Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, and the (Persian) Gulf States, National Security Council
Director for Nonproliferation, National Security Council
Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury Department
Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, Department of State
Director of the Office of Nuclear Safeguards and Security, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy
Deputy Spokesperson, Department of State
Persian Language Spokesperson, Department of State
Y. Dew Tiantawach
Iran Public Affairs Officer, Department of State
Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State
Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State
Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as the P5+1 or E3+3) are scheduled to hold a fresh round of high-profile talks in Vienna on July 2 with the aim of drafting a comprehensive deal to resolve the decade-long standoff over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear energy program.
Back in November 2013, the Geneva interim agreement -officially titled the Joint Plan of Action- was signed between Iran and the sextet, based on which Iran the world powers agreed to suspend some non-essential sanctions and to impose no new nuclear-related bans in return for Tehran’s decision to suspend its 20% enrichment for a period of six months.
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