Iran, G5+1 Describe Geneva Talks as ‘Forward-Looking’
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Negotiators from Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) in a joint statement at the end of “substantive” talks in Geneva announced that the two sides will hold another round of talks on November 7-8.
The full text of the statement issued at the end of Iran-G5+1 talks on Wednesday is as follows:
Delegations of the EU3+3 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, led respectively by the EU high representative for foreign and security policy and the foreign minister of the Islamic republic of Iran, held two days of substantive and forward-looking negotiation in Geneva on 15th, 16th October 2013.
Building on the positive atmosphere of the first ministerial meeting in New York on 26th September, the foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran presented an outline of a plan as a proposed basis for negotiation, which is being carefully considered by the EU3+3 as an important contribution.
Members of delegations followed with indepth bilateral and joint consultations on various elements of the approach, it was decided to convene the next meeting in Geneva on “November 7,8”. The participants also agreed that the EU3+3 and Iranian nuclear, scientific and sanctions experts will convene before the next round to address differences and to develop practical steps.