Iran, P5+1 agree on future meeting
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 25
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Facebook page today that he and the EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton have agreed that Iran and P5+1 meeting will be held in mid-February, Fars News Agency reported on Jan. 25.
Iranian FM added that the parties wanted to hold this meeting earlier but decided to postpone it because of the China's possible absence in the meeting due to new year holidays in this country.
The nuclear accord achieved on November 24, 2013 between Iran and P5+1 was implemented on January 20.
Earlier Iran's top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said the joint commission will start working a month after the nuclear deal implementation (February 20).
The first step of the nuclear deal was implemented on January 20. This included the halting of uranium enrichment at the 20 percent level, as well as converting the high enriched uranium stockpile to low enriched uranium level.
The U.S. and EU eased sanctions over Iran partially as well. However, the next steps will be discussed in future.
Araqchi said major talks on the ways of continuance of the nuclear deal's next steps will be discussed during Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton's upcoming meeting, scheduled for February.