Legal advisors help Iran ahead of drafting final nuclear agreement

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 8

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

A senior Iranian official says that several high-ranking legal advisors will serve the country's nuclear negotiation team in the upcoming talks with P5+1.

This round of talks will be the last round before drafting the final agreement.

Iran and P5+1(the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) will discus all the important topics which are to be addressed in final agreement in this round of talks, Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Facebook page on April 8.

Iran and the P5+1 are scheduled to start the third round of their talks in Vienna, on April 8, which is part of efforts to reach a final agreement to fully resolve the decade-old dispute over Tehran's nuclear program. The negotiations are slated to last until April 9.

Zarif went on to say that the current round of talks will likely be the last one, during which the important issues will be addressed. Zarif expressed hope that drafting the final nuclear agreement will start in the next round of talks by mid-May.

He also forecasted that the drafting of the final accord will be a "complicated and difficult" process.

Zarif and the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton as heads of negotiating teams discussed the issues of upcoming nuclear talks in a at a dinner banquet in Vienna on April 7.

Zarif and Ashton studied the technical and expert report by the experts of the seven countries on the remaining subjects needed to be settled to reach a final deal.

Iran and the P5+1 held three days of expert talks in Vienna on April 3-5.

Under a six-month interim deal between Iran and the P5+1 which took effect on Jan. 20, the six major powers agreed to give Iran access to its $4.2 billion in revenues blocked overseas if the country fulfills the deal's terms which offer sanctions relief in exchange for steps on curbing the Iranian nuclear program.

The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical research instead.

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