Tehran, Washington to hold nuclear talks on Monday

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Tehran, Iran, Jun. 8

By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Iran and the United States will hold bilateral talks in Geneva on June 9.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi said on June 9 that the two sides will only negotiate about Iran's nuclear program, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported.

Helga Schmidt, deputy to the European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, will also take part in the two-day talks.

He went on to note that Tehran will hold bilateral talks with Moscow as well.

"We have constantly consulted with Russia and China in the past few months," he said.

Araqchi said earlier that Iran will hold bilateral negotiations with some members of the P5+1 this week, before the next round of talks between Tehran and the P5+1 in Vienna, Iran's ISNA News Agency reported on June 7.

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said that deputy foreign ministers of Iran and the other side will hold the negotiations.

The next round of talks between Tehran and the P5+1 is scheduled to be held on June 16-20 in Vienna.

Araqchi previously said that the P5+1 group of countries recognized the country's right to enrich uranium in the latest round of nuclear talks between the two sides in Geneva.

The official said that the Western side also accepted that the Fordo nuclear facility remain active and that the Arak reactor continue to work under a compromise formula, Iran's ISNA News Agency reported on May 24.

He once again highlighted that the country has no plans to produce nuclear weapons.

Tehran and the six countries have been discussing ways to iron out differences and start drafting a final deal that would end the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program.

In November 2013, the two sides signed an interim nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Geneva that came into force on January 20.

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