Iran's top nuclear negotiator, deputy EU foreign policy chief to meet on Jan. 9-10

Photo: Iran's top nuclear negotiator, deputy EU foreign policy chief to meet on Jan. 9-10 / Iran

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 7

By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:

Iran's top nuclear negotiator and country's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi will meet with deputy EU foreign policy chief, Helga Schmid on Jan. 9-10, ISNA reported on Jan. 7.

Araqchi said he will discuss "the remaining issues and minor differences in views" over Iran's nuclear program with Schmid. The meeting is scheduled to be held in Geneva.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters in Brussels on Monday that it was a "realistic time frame" for the negotiations with Iran to be done by the end of January, apparently meaning implementation could start by then.

An Iranian negotiator, Hamid Baeidinejad, was quoted by Iranian Press TV as saying after expert-level talks in Geneva last week that the six powers and Iran had agreed to start implementing the deal in late January.

Iran and the P5+1 group held the latest expert-level meeting on Dec. 31, 2013. It should be noted that Iran and the P5+1 reached a nuclear agreement on Nov. 24. Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months in return for sanctions relief.

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