Next Iran nuclear talks set for May 13 in Vienna: Ashton

Photo: Next Iran nuclear talks set for May 13 in Vienna: Ashton / Nuclear Program

The next round of Iran nuclear talks are slated to take place again in Vienna on May 13, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announced Wednesday at a brief news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, IRNA reported.

Wrappping up two days of intense negotiations in a bid to reach a comprehensive final nuclear deal by July 20, Ashton said there had been ˈsubstantive and detailed discussionsˈ covering all issues.

The EU official said next monthˈs talks in the Austrian capital would focus ˈon overcoming gaps.ˈ

Ashton acknowledged that a ˈlot of intensive workˈ was still required ˈto overcome differences which naturally exist.ˈ

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