Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8
By: Saeed Isayev, Umid Niayesh - Trend: Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will meet during a "working breakfast", Iranian State IRINN TV reported on Nov. 8.
The officials will reportedly discuss the agenda of the Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks for the second day of negotiations.
According to the report, Iranian FM Zarif said that two sides will try to submit a joint statement today.
Iranian media outlets quoted Zarif on November 7 as saying it's possible to reach an understanding or an agreement or common statement with P5+1 on Iranian nuclear program, adding that "is it required to be signed or not is another story".
Iran and the P5+1 group started the nuclear negotiations on Nov. 7 in Geneva. The meeting was the second since President Hassan Rouhani took office in August pledging to resolve the nuclear dispute and lift sanctions by engaging with world powers.
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.
Iranian deputy FM Abbas Araqchi told IRINN in Geneva on Nov. 7 that due to complexity of the talks, Iran and the P5+1 group have decided to divide the negotiations into bilateral talks.
At the first Iranian side will talk with three European countries, after that, Iranian delegation will meet with Chinese, Russian and the US delegations separately.
Last month's talks in Geneva - held in English for the first time - saw Iran reportedly outline a two-stage process that would resolve the dispute within a year.