Tehran, P5+1 to hold next round of nuclear talks in July

Photo: Tehran, P5+1 to hold next round of nuclear talks in July
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Tehran, Iran, June 29

By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi said that the next round of talks between Tehran and the P5+1 is scheduled to be held on July 2 - July 20 in Vienna.

"Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will supervise the process of preparing the draft text of a comprehensive deal between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council," he said, Iran's Fars News Agency reported.

"If the two sides reach an agreement, the foreign minister of the P5+1 will also travel to Vienna," he said.

The P5+1 group includes Russia, China, France, Britain, the U.S. plus Germany.

Iran and the P5+1 have been discussing ways to iron out differences and start drafting a final deal that would end the decade-old dispute over Tehran's nuclear energy program.

The two sides inked an interim accord in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 23, 2013. The next round of talks is to start in Vienna on July 2.

On June 18, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the two sides had started drafting a final deal despite the remaining "fundamental" differences, adding that a comprehensive accord could be reached if the other side shows political will.

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