Iran, US negotiators hold talks in Vienna

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi (L) and Wendy Sherman, the top US negotiator in Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks

Iranian deputy foreign ministers have held talks with US diplomats as negotiations are expected to continue between Tehran and the P5+1 group on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi and Abbas Araqchi on Tuesday sat down with US Undersecretary of State William Burns and Wendy Sherman, the top US negotiator, in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Helga Schmid, deputy to EU representative Catherine Ashton, later joined the negotiations which continued trilaterally.

The Iranian delegation also held talks with the Chinese representatives in the negotiations.

Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU’s Ashton attended a working lunch and discussed how to advance the talks within the next days as the November 24 deadline approaches.

The second day of the last round of talks before the deadline comes to an end is set to start on Wednesday with bilateral meetings between deputy foreign minister from Iran and the Americana and European representatives.

Iran and the P5+1 – the US, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany – are working to hammer out a comprehensive deal after they clinched an interim nuclear accord last November that took effect on January 20 and expired six months later.

By Press TV


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