'Winding Road' ahead of Iran Nuclear Talks: AEOI Chief
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A “winding road” lies in the course of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said, expressing the hope for a “win-win” conclusion of negotiations on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
“Good steps have been taken so far in the nuclear negotiations,” Salehi said on Sunday, as he hoped for other good steps in the future.
“We should be able to proceed with the nuclear negotiations with patience, vigilance and prudence,” he added.
Back on March 7, Salehi said the latest diplomatic talks in Switzerland had helped end a deadlock on the technical issues in the course of talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
Two rounds of high-profile meetings in the Swiss cities of Geneva and Montreux were very productive, good steps were taken, and the technical stalemate was broken in the nuclear negotiations, he explained.
Over the past two weeks, Salehi held several meetings with US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in Geneva and Montreux to discuss details of the technical issues in a long-awaited nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (alternatively known as the P+1 or E3+3).
Iran and the six nations are in talks to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
The two sides held bilateral and multilateral negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva earlier in February to narrow the remaining differences ahead of a deadline for a final agreement by July 1.