A coordination meeting of the six international mediators on settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue began in Geneva on Nov.20, on the first day of the next round of negotiations with Tehran, Interfax news agency reported.
The meeting is only attended by political directors from Russia, USA, China, France, Britain, Germany, and the coordinator of the "Six", EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, for coordination of positions.
By tradition, a plenary meeting of the "Six" with Iran is held afterwards. It is unclear yet whether it will be held on Nov.20 or rescheduled for the next day. It is known that in the first day of the round there will be a joint lunch between Ashton and the head of the Iranian delegation and the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
As the participants of the negotiation process stressed, the current round gives great hopes for a breakthrough and anticipation of signing the compromise agreement on Iran's nuclear program, which will allow moving forward.
Israel, the U.S., and other Western countries suspect Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a peaceful nuclear energy programme. Tehran denies the charges saying its nuclear programme is exclusively aimed at meeting the country's electricity needs.