Zarif confers with Wang, Ashton

Vienna, Nov 24, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred latest developments regarding the nuclear issue with his Chinese counterpart and EU coordinator.
Zarif started the seventh day of nuclear talks with a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Later on, Zarif discussed the issues of mutual interest with EU nuclear coordinator Catherine Ashton.

The Chinese FM is scheduled to meet with his US counterpart John Kerry in the coming hours.

In the meantime, Kerry will also have a meeting with Zarif on 10:30 local time.

The G5+1 top negotiators will have a meeting in the coming hours during which they will make the final decision.

The 10th and latest round of negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) is now underway in Vienna as the seven nations have less than one day to work on a final deal.

Iran and the six major world powers had held 9 rounds of nuclear negotiations after inking an interim agreement in Geneva on November 24, 2013.

The 9th round of the talks between Iran and G5+1 included two days of trilateral talks among Zarif, Kerry and Ashton as well as an hour-long multilateral meeting between the Iranian and G5+1 top negotiators in the Omani capital on November 11 without any tangible results.

In July, Tehran and the six countries agreed to extend negotiations until November 24 after they failed to reach an agreement on a number of key issues.

By IRNA

 

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