Iran FM to return Iran for more consultations
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22
By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to return temporarily to Tehran for more consultations with Iran's leaders about the nuclear talks held in Vienna over the past few days.
A unnamed source told IRNA on Nov.21 that Zarif would probably leave Vienna for Iran tonight.
Zarif started the second round of trilateral talks with Secretary of State John Kerry and Catherine Ashton, the former head of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, who still heads the P5+1 in nuclear talks with Iran Nov. 21.
Iran, the U.S. and EU held trilateral nuclear talks on Thursday as well.
IRNA reported on Nov.21 that Zarif is to also meet with Philip Hammond and Laurent Fabius, the UK and France foreign ministers to negotiate the comprehensive nuclear deal today.
Abbas Araqchi the deputy of Iran's FM has been negotiating a comprehensive nuclear deal with China and Russia on Nov.20 and Nov.21.
The new round of nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 started on Tuesday, but only bilateral and trilateral talks have been held.
Mrs. Ashton was the head of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union until Nov.1 and the head of P5+1 teams in nuclear talks with Iran. Though Ashton delivered the post as EU foreign policy chief, but still represents P5+1 in nuclear talks.
Iran and the US also have had three rounds of nuclear talks during the last three days.
Iran and P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany) is negotiating to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal by Nov.24.