Iran, P5+1 to hold expert-level talks

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23

By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:

Iran and P5+1 will hold expert-level discussion in Austrian capital of Vienna next week within the meeting of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors, Iran's top nuclear negotiator and deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araqchi said, IRNA news agency reported on Feb. 23

The meeting will include technical discussions of such issues as the uranium enrichment, lifting sanctions, cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear technologies etc.

Araqchi added that during the last meeting in Vienna the parties agreed upon the action plan of discussions and set the program for next meetings.

He said Iran hopes that by the time when the Geneva agreement comes to an end in June the parties will reach a complex agreement.

The latest talks between Iran and P5+1 was held in Vienna on Feb. 19.

Araqchi said on Feb. 19 that Tehran and the six world powers have finalized a framework for comprehensive talks to reach a final agreement.

These discussions were the first round of high-level negotiations between Tehran and the six world powers after the two sides arrived at a landmark interim deal in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24, 2013.

Under the deal, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period. It was also agreed that no nuclear-related sanctions will be imposed on Iran within the same timeframe.

The agreement, dubbed the Geneva Joint Plan of Action, went into effect on January 20.

Translated by E.A.

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