Iran's Zarif, EU's Mogherini Confer on Nuclear Negotiations
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, discussed the latest developments in negotiations over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
In a phone call on Monday evening, Zarif and Mogherini held talks about the latest developments in nuclear negotiations between Iran and world powers.
The two sides emphasized that the talks and exchange of views should continue between the two sides on regular basis.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UNSC members plus Germany) wrapped up a week of intensive nuclear talks in Vienna on November 24 without reaching a long-awaited deal they were supposed to hammer out by the self-imposed November 24 deadline.
Their negotiations aim to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
The two sides concluded a round of deputy-level talks on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program in Switzerland’s Geneva on December 17. That was the first round of talks after the parties decided to extend for more 7 months the deadline for signing a comprehensive agreement.
The Swiss city will reportedly once again host the next round of talks on January 15, 2015.
In another phone call on Monday, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Zarif discussed bilateral ties as well as international developments.
The two officials underlined the need for the continued talks and political negotiations.