Iran, P5+1 talks wrap up, sides agree to hold expert level talks in Istanbul
Iran and P5+1 group have wrapped up the nuclear talks in Kazakhstan after two days of talks, Press TV reported.
The sides have also agreed on holding ran and P5+1 group have agreed on holding negotiations on an expert level at Istanbul at a later stage. The date and time of the talks were not disclosed.
Iran and P5+1 group have wrapped up the nuclear talks in Kazakhstan after two days of talks.
Earlier an Iranian diplomat told Iran's Mehr news agency that the prepositions of P5+1 group did not contain any new proposals regarding the nuclear program.
According to the diplomat, what P5+1 group presented to Iran were answers to Iran's own proposals from 8 months ago during the nuclear talks in Moscow.
Iran's team of nuclear negotiators headed by Secretary of the country's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili arrived in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Feb. 24.
In 2012, representatives of P5+1 group and Iran held three rounds of talks in Istanbul (April 14), Baghdad (May 23-24) and Moscow (June18-19). None of these meetings resulted in breakthroughs on disputed nuclear issues.
Previously talks between the "Six Powers" and Iran were not conducted for over a year.
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.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.