Iran's top nuclear negotiator to meet with deputy EU foreign policy chief today

Photo: Iran's top nuclear negotiator to meet with deputy EU foreign policy chief today / Iran

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 9

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Iran's top nuclear negotiator and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi have left Tehran for Geneva to meet with the Deputy EU Foreign Policy Chief, Helga Schmid, Fars news agency reported on Jan. 9.

The two sides will talk on the current issues of the Iran-p5+1 expert-level nuclear negotiations.

Hamid Baeidinejad, the director general for political and international affairs at Iran's Foreign Ministry, who leads the Iranian experts delegation accompanying Araqchi in the two-day visit.

The U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman also will be in Geneva today to discuss the issue with Schmid and Araqchi, Reuters reported.

Iran and the P5+1 group held the latest expert-level meeting on Dec. 31, 2013. It should be noted that Iran and the P5+1 reached a nuclear agreement on Nov. 24. Iran agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months in return for sanctions relief.

The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.

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