Austrian president to visit Iran in November

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Austrian President Heinz Fischer is to pay an official visit to Iran in November, the Austrian Press Agency APA reported on July 31.

Fischer was scheduled to visit Tehran in early August after the six-month nuclear talks between Iran and the six world nations - known as the P5+1 was ended.

However, the visit was postponed when the negotiating parties (Iran and P5+1) failed to reach a comprehensive deal by the July 20 deadline and their talks were extended for another four months.

Vienna and Tehran are still consulting on timing of the visit, but it seems that it will be made after Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks in November, APA reported quoting Fischer's spokesman as saying.

Iran and the P5+1(five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) agreed to extend their nuclear negotiations until November 24 to reach a deal on curbing the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for ending sanctions.

The two sides sealed an interim deal in Geneva, on November 23, 2013, for a six-month period. The deal, which took effect on January 20, expired on July 20.

Under the deal, dubbed the Geneva Joint Plan of Action, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.

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