Iran, EU3 start bilateral nuclear talks

Tehran, Sept 11, IRNA – Iranˈs nuclear negotiating team began bilateral talks in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday with the representatives of three European members of the Group 5+1 (Britain, France and Germany) to settle disagreements on the way of reaching a final comprehensive agreement with the six major powers over Tehranˈs peaceful nuclear activities.
The Iranian delegation is headed by Deputy Foreign Minister for Euro-American Affairs Majid Takht-e Ravanchi and Abbas Araqchi.

The Iranian team arrived in Vienna Thursday morning.

The meeting is being held at the UN Headquarters in Vienna with participation of Simon Gass, Nicolas Dorier and Hans-Dieter Lucas respectively from Britain, France and Germany.

Iran held over 20 hours of bilateral political and expert talks with representatives of the United States to the Group 5+1 in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 4-5.

The US delegation was headed by Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Under Secretary of State in Political affairs Wendy Sherman.

The two expert teams were also led by Hamid Baeedinejad from Iran and Jim Timby.

On September 1, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the outgoing EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Brussels and three days later with her successor, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini.

The next round of talks between Iran and Group 5+1 is to be held in New York on September 18.



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