Ashton Meets Representatives of G5+1 before Start of Second Day of Talks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton met with representatives from the six world powers (Russia, China, the US, France, Britain and Germany) this morning before the official start of the second day of talks in Geneva.
According to Tasnim dispatches, Ashton, who is chairing the talks on behalf of the P5+1 group, had a working breakfast with representatives of the six countries in Geneva talks.
The meeting was aimed at further consultations among the six powers’ diplomats.
The second day of talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as E3+3 and P5+1) will start later today in Geneva.
The two sides had intensive talks on Thursday. Negotiators have admitted that there are many differences between Iran and the six world powers on Iran’s nuclear program.
Earlier on Thursday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif admitted the talks - between Iran and the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany - will be "very difficult."
"My colleagues and delegations from the G5+1 countries are starting very difficult negotiations because we have entered a detailed phase that is still difficult and precise," Zarif said on his Facebook page.