P5+1, Iranian experts to meet
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 22 /Trend, N. Umid, S. Isayev
Iranian and P5+1 expert committees will hold meeting after Tehran-IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) talks on legal and technical issues regarding Iran's nuclear program, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and top nuclear negotiator, Seyed Abbas Araqchi said, IRNA news agency reported.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany known as the P5+1, held a new round of talks on Tehran's nuclear energy program in Geneva on October 15 and 16.
The two sides agreed to establish expert committees to discuss the nuclear issues and the sanctions imposed on Iran.
Araqchi went on to note that, Iran and IAEA delegations will met in Vienna on October 28 and 29 to discuss technical and legal issues on Iran's nuclear program.
"Iranian delegation will be headed by Iran's envoy to IAEA, Reza Najafi," he added. "The expert committees of the P5+1 and Iran scheduled to meet after that."
Iranian committee includes legal, nuclear, technical and economic experts and will be headed by director of Iranian Foreign Ministry's Political and International Department, Hamid Baidinejad, Araqchi underlined.
Iran submitted a new proposal to the P5+1 during the Geneva meetings.
Araqchi said that, the Iranian proposal set out a timeline of six months to get to a deal and that Iran hoped the next step, a new round of talks on the details of a deal, would take place within a month.
Michael Mann, a spokesman for the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who headed the P5+1 delegation, said the Iranian proposal was "very useful".
Iran and the P5+1 issued a joint statement at the end of the talks for the first time.
The talks between Iran and the 5+1 group in Geneva was the first of its kind since Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani took office in August.
During a visit to the annual UN General Assembly in September, Rouhani's diplomatic approach raised hopes of a thaw in relations between Iran and the West and progress in negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program.