TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The next round of negotiations between Iran and six world powers over the country’s peaceful nuclear program is planned to start in New York on Friday, said Michael Mann, the spokesman for the outgoing European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton.
He also said Ashton will hold a bilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69), which opened at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
Succeeded by Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, Ashton still coordinates diplomacy with Iran on behalf of the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) to settle a decade-long standoff on Tehran’s nuclear case.
On July 18, after more than two weeks of intensive diplomatic negotiations in Vienna, Iran and the six nations agreed to continue talks for another four months.
The two sides decided to extend the nuclear talks until November 24 in the hope of clinching a final deal.
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