Round 2: Iran, P5+1 experts to hold nuclear talks today

Photo: Round 2: Iran, P5+1 experts to hold nuclear talks today / Iran

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 10

By Temkin Jafarov, Saeed Isayev - Trend:

Iran and the P5+1 group experts will be holding second round of nuclear talks today in Vienna, IRNA news agency reported on Dec. 10.

The meeting will have the experts talk over the mechanism of realizing the Geneva agreement signed by Iran and the P5+1 group.

Director-General of the Political and Legal Affairs in the Iranian Foreign Ministry Hamid Baeidinejad is leading the Iranian delegation in the two-day negotiations with the experts of the world powers.

Stephen Clement, deputy and assistant to Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will be participating in the talks from the P5+1 side.

On November 24, Iran and the G5+1 reached a deal in Geneva after days of hard work and intensive negotiations. After endorsing the agreement with the world powers, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that the six world powers have recognized Iran's enrichment program.

It should be noted that prior to Dec. 10 meeting, inspectors from the UN's nuclear agency have visited Iran's Arak heavy water production plant for the first time in more than two years.

The visit comes two weeks after a six-month interim agreement was reached between Iran and world powers over the country's nuclear programme.

Iran has agreed to curb some nuclear activities for six months in return for sanctions relief. It has promised not to commission or fuel the Arak reactor during that time.

Some world powers say Iran's uranium enrichment programme is geared towards making a weapon, but Tehran insists it only wants to be able to produce nuclear energy.

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