The meeting between the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, coordinator of the P5+1, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and the U.S. Secretary State John Kerry that was held on Nov.8 in Geneva passed without results: the parties couldn't agree on the final text of the ultimate document, a source close to the negotiations told RIA Novosti on Nov.9.
The meeting between Iran and the P5+1 (Russia, China, the U.S., Great Britain, France and Germany) was held In Geneva on Nov.7-8 and was prolonged until Nov.9. The meeting will be held at a ministerial level.
"The negotiations were being held hard enough. The parties only were able to discuss the general provisions of the final document of the negotiations in Geneva. But they couldn't reach an agreement," the interlocutor said.
According to the interlocutor, the U.S. speaks against the earlier reached agreements of Iran with the P5+1 about Tehran's step-by-step plan based on the principle of reducing its activity in the nuclear sphere in exchange of full lifting of the sanctions.
"It was agreed that there will be held a meeting between Ashton and Kerry in a bilateral format on Nov.9. Afterwards, Iran's Foreign Minister joined them. Nevertheless, everyone expects the arrival of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in order to hold a meeting within the P5+1 at the ministerial level," the interlocutor said.
"At the previous Geneva negotiations that were held on October 15-16, Iran presented to the P5+1 a new plan for resolving the nuclear problem that consists of three stages.
Iran proposed to partially restrict its activities in the nuclear sphere, by maintaining the integral right to enrichment of uranium in exchange of lifting the oil and bank sanctions of western countries. In the course of the meeting on November 7-8, Iran and the P5+1 reached an agreement on working out a document based on this principle, but Israel criticized it. After that Kerry, who was on a visit to Israel, arrived in Geneva.