Iran submitted specific proposals to P5+1 during talks - deputy head negotiator
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 5 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran has submitted specific proposals to P5+1 group to being a new round of co-operation between the two sides, Ali Bagheri, deputy for Chairman of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran said, ISNA reported.
He was speaking after a round of negotiations between the six -party intermediaries (5 permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) and Iran.
"These proposals are part of an integrated plan proposed during the Moscow round," he pointed out.
Bagheri added that at today's talks Iran has emphasized on three issues: the beginning of the process, the measurement of the process and its results.
Another round of nuclear negotiations kicked off earlier this morning in Kazakhstan's Almaty.
Iran's negotiating team arrived in Kazakhstan's Almaty for the upcoming nuclear talks with the P5+1 group yesterday.
The delegation includes Chairman of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Saeed Jalili and his deputy Ali Bagheri, Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi, Foreign Minister's advisor Hamid Reza Asgari, and Iran's former ambassador in UK Rasul Movahedian.
The Russian delegation at the talks is led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, the US is presented by Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, UK - Director of Political Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Simon Gass, Germany - Political Director at the German Federal Foreign Office Hans-Dieter Lucas, China - Assistant Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu, France - National Security Advisor Jacques Audibert, and the EU by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.
The previous round of talks was held in the same city from Feb 26-27. A technical round of negotiation was also held between experts of the two sides in Istanbul on March 18.
According to Reuters, some Western officials have been suggesting there could be a chance of diplomatic progress in the long standoff over Iran's nuclear activities.
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.