Iran, World Powers Wrap Up Last Round of Vienna Talks

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Representatives from Iran and the six world powers (known as P5+1 or E3+3) ended their last day of talks in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday.

Iran, World Powers Wrap Up Last Round of Vienna Talks

According to Tasnim dispatches, the two sides held talks about the remaining issues regarding the framework of the future talks.

The joint press conference will come after the final meeting of the Vienna talks this morning.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton held two meetings in Vienna on Wednesday. Their second meeting came after the two consulted with their negotiating teams following talks on Wednesday between the Iranian delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi and representatives of the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, France, Britain and China plus Germany).

The two negotiating teams discussed the priorities for the future negotiations and working out a framework for an ultimate and comprehensive agreement on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

Araqchi on Wednesday had stated that the talks that started in the Austrian capital on Tuesday were held in a positive atmosphere.

He said the next round of negotiations between Iran and the G5+1 (also known as P5+1 or E3+3) will be held from March 17 to 20 in Vienna.

It was the first round of high-level negotiations since a November interim deal, clinched between Iran and the G5+1.

On November 24, 2013, the two sides signed an interim six-month deal on Tehran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Geneva.

The breakthrough deal (the Joint Plan of Action), which has come into effect since January 20, stipulates that over the course of six months, Iran and the six countries will draw up a comprehensive nuclear deal which will lead to a lifting of the whole sanctions on Iran.

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