Iran, P5+1 start fresh round of talks in Baghdad
Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers have started a new round of talks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad following earlier negotiations, Press TV reports.
Sources close to the Iranian delegation say Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) have decided to engage in another round of talks.
The sources say Iran maintains its demands, including the lifting of the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic, must be met.
Iran and the P5+1 ended their second round of the talks at the Iraqi prime minister's guesthouse on Thursday noon.
The Iranian negotiating delegation was headed by Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Jalili, and the delegations of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany were headed by the European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
Iran and the P5+1 held the first session of the second round of their talks in the Iraqi capital on Wednesday.
On the first day of the negotiations, Iran offered a comprehensive package to the P5+1, while a European Union spokesman, Michael Mann, told Press TV that the group's representatives put forward a set of new proposals to Tehran.
The previous round of the talks between Iran and the P5+1 was held in the Turkish city of Istanbul on April 14.
Iran and the P5+1 had previously held two rounds of talks, one in Geneva, Switzerland, in December 2010, and another in Istanbul, Turkey, in January 2011.