Zarif, Mogherini deputies pursue completing agreement text

Tehran, June 20, IRNA – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Deputies Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e Ravanchi resumed talks with EU deputy foreign policy chief Helga Schmidt at 9:30 local time here (12:00 Tehran time) aimed at completing text of the final comprehensive agreement.

The talks aimed at completing text of the final comprehensive agreement started in Vienna on Wednesday and continued in two rounds on Friday.

Following internal meeting of deputies of foreign ministers of member countries of Group 5+1, Araqchi and Takht-e-Ravanchi held a coordinating meeting with Schmidt to arrange for the roadmap of the upcoming weeks of nuclear talks on Friday.

Deputy foreign ministers of Britain, France, China, Russia and the US, who arrived in Vienna on Thursday, held an internal meeting for coordinating their stances on Friday morning.

This is the first meeting of six world powers after the recent statement of US Secretary of State John Kerry that for reaching agreement and removing the sanctions, his government is looking to future, not past.

Araqchi and Ravanchi have been in Vienna since Wednesday to hold the 8th round of talks for compiling comprehensive agreement text and will stay there at least till the end of determined time, July 1.