Progress Made in Nuclear Talks with Iran: US
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Spokeswoman for US State Department Jen Psaki announced that Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UNSC members plus Germany) have made progress on some issues in the nuclear talks , but gaps still remain.
In a daily press briefing in Washington D.C., Psaki described the latest round of negotiations between Iran and world powers in Geneva as “serious, useful, and businesslike”, and said that clearly many more rounds of negotiations will be held.
Earlier today, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for the Swiss city of Davos on Thursday to attend the 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
On the sidelines of the forum, he is scheduled to hold talks with his counterparts from the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) as well as European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear energy program.
Last week, Tehran and world powers wrapped up the latest round of negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, with the next round slated for early February.
Negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 aim to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
Meanwhile, nuclear negotiating teams from Iran and the United States are scheduled to hold talks on Friday and Saturday, January 23-24 in the Swiss city of Zurich.