Iran, 5+1 continue nuclear talks for 6th day
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 20
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Diplomats from Iran and the US are going to start the 6th day of their current round of nuclear talks at 9:30 today, Young Journalists' Club reported March 20.
Besides Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry, nuclear chiefs of the two countries will also attend the talks. Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Aliakbar Salehi and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will aid their countries with the expert side of the talks.
German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier and French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius will also join the talks.
It is reported that the foreign ministers of China, Russia, and UK are not yet sure to attend the talks, and if they fail, the deputy foreign ministers of these countries will cover.
The sides are holding intense talks on Iran's nuclear program. They have agreed to come to a political understanding by the end of March.
The negotiating parties have also set a deadline of July 1 to reach a comprehensive agreement.
Iran maintains that any comprehensive deal would require the lifting of all sanctions on its economy.
The countries, as well as the UN Security Council, imposed the sanctions after they failed to make Iran abandon parts of its nuclear program. Iran had rejected their demands by saying that they came despite the Non-Proliferation Treaty that Tehran has signed.
Edited by CN