Iran FM deputies hold talks with Chinese, Russian counterparts

Muscat, Nov 11, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry deputies held separate talks with their Russian and Chinese counterparts here on Tuesday.
  The meetings took place as part of bilateral and multilateral meetings the Iranian officials are conducting as part of the nuclear talks underway in the Omani capital.

During the meetings, the officials reviewed the latest developments pertaining to the Iranian nuclear negotiations.

The ninth round of inclusive talks began Tuesday between Iran and the P5+1 officials after two days of intensive trilateral talks between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohmmad Javad Zarif, his US counterpart John Kerry and the EU nuclear coordinator Catherine Ashton.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry deputies Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi exchanged views over remaining topics with their counterparts from the six world powers (US, Britain, Russia, France and China plus Germany).

The ongoing nuclear talks focus on the remaining differences about Iran’s nuclear program including the size of Iran’s enrichment activities, removal of Western sanctions against Iran and duration of nuclear agreement.

The negotiating parties try to reach a comprehensive agreement within the remaining 13 days before the end of a deadline which expires on November 24.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Abbas Araqchi said Monday evening that nuclear talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 will be held on Tuesday at the deputy foreign ministers level.

Araqchi added that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the European Union nuclear coordinator Catherine Ashton will also be present in the talks.



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