Iran, G5+1 issue joint statement at end of 4th round of talks
Iran and the G5+1 issued a statement at the end of the 4th round of their talks, led by Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and the EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton on Wednesday, IRNA reported.
The statement, a copy of which was made available to IRNA, reads that delegations of the EU3+3 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, led respectively by the EU high representatives for foreign and security policy and the foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, held two days of substantive and forward-looking negotiation in Geneva on 15th, 16th October 2013.
It said building on the positive atmosphere of the first ministerial meeting in New York on 26th September, the foreign minister o f the Islamic Republic o f Iran presented an outline of a plan as a proposed basis for negotiation, which is being carefully considered by the EU3+3 as an important contribution.
It added that members of delegations followed with in depth bilateral and joint consultations on various elements of the approach, it was decided to convene the next meeting in Geneva on November 7-8.
The participants also agreed that the EU3+3 and Iranian nuclear, scientific and sanctions experts will convene before the next round to address differences and to develop practical steps, it concluded.