Iran’s foreign ministry refuses to accept monitoring team

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 6
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:

Iran's foreign ministry has refused to accept formation of a special team for monitoring the nuclear negotiating team's performance, Senior Presidential Advisor Hesameddin Ashna said on Jan. 6, the ISNA News Agency reported.

Esmaeil Kosari, a member of Iran National Security and Foreign Policy commission of Iran's Majlis (parliament) said on Jan. 5 that a special team consisted of high-ranking officials will be formed to monitor the performance of country's negotiating team.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Jan. 6 that setting out a timeline for the implementation of the Geneva deal depends on reaching an agreement over the remaining issues, the IRNA News Agency reported.

"Jan. 20 has been proposed as the date for starting to implement the nuclear deal, he said, adding that the date may be postponed.

The senior nuclear negotiator also noted expressed hope that major issues will be resolved in an upcoming meeting with his European counterpart Helga Schmidt in Geneva.

He also said that more experts will join the talks with the P5+1 group.

Araqchi said earlier that Iran and the six negotiating countries have made good progress in the latest round of expert-level talks over the Geneva deal.

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