Representative: EU hopes for quick progress in P5+1 dialogue with Iran
The negotiations held in Geneva between the P5+1 mediators and Iran give ground for hope of quick progress on the Iranian nuclear programme, Michael Mann, the spokesman of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton said, RIA Novosti reported.
"No one is interested in the negotiations simply for the sake of negotiations. We do not want them to continue forever. Therefore I hope for a quick process," Mann said in his interview with the Voice of Russia radio station.
However, he warned against excessive optimism with regard to the new round of negotiations of P5+1 with Iran. According to the spokesperson, today, a "sure but not a hasty result" is required to achieve a real progress.
"The ultimate goal here is to work out a well-grounded and dignified agreement under which Iran will assure the international community that its nuclear programme is peaceful and that the Iranians are not interested in a military progression. It takes a lot of time," the spokesperson of the head of European diplomacy said.
Earlier, there were reports that the negotiations in Geneva in last weekends ended without success due to disagreements within P5+1 which includes Russia, the U.S., France, Great Britain, China and Germany. The P5+1 and Iran agreed to continue the negotiations on Nov.20. Iran is proposing to allow the IAEA take control over the nuclear programme in exchange of easing international sanctions against the country.