Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume in Geneva on January 18
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran and the group of six world powers (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) will resume talks on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program in the Swiss city of Geneva on January 18, a top Iranian negotiator announced.
Seyed Abbas Araqchi, a senior member of the Iranian team of nuclear negotiators and a deputy foreign minister, told Tasnim on Tuesday that the upcoming talks will be held at the level of deputies.
He said the Iranian team is scheduled to hold separate bilateral meetings with the US and Russian delegations before the beginning of the talks, saying the date for those bilateral meetings are being decided on.
Negotiations on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program will resume after a one-month hiatus. The parties concluded a round of deputy-level talks in Switzerland on December 17.
The talks in Geneva was the first round of negotiations between the two sides after they 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.
The parties, however, decided to extend for more 7 months the deadline for signing a comprehensive agreement.
Negotiations between Iran and the sextet aim to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.