Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Ashton Wrap Up Bilateral Meeting in Geneva
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The bilateral meeting between Mohammad Javad Zarif and Catherine Ashton, the chief nuclear negotiators representing Iran and the six major world powers, ended in Geneva.
According to Tasnim dispatches, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who also leads the team of Iranian negotiators, held a meeting with the European Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, who chairs the representatives of the six world powers, at 16:00 Tehran time (1230 GMT).
During the meeting, Ashton briefed the Iranian counterpart about the outcomes of consultations among the representatives of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - Russia, China, the US, Britain, France - plus Germany.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister for Euro-American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi, Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi and Director General for International Political Affairs Hamid Ba’eedinejad.
Helga Maria Schmid, EU's deputy secretary general for political affairs and Stephan Klement, a prominent nulcear expert, accompanied Ashton in the negotiations.