Iran, 5+1 start new round of nuclear talks
Tehran, Iran, April 22
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran and the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) started talks on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program in the Austrian capital Vienna.
The top Iranian representative in the negotiations is Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and the P5+1 is headed by EU Deputy Secretary General for the External Action Service Helga Schmidt, ISNA news agency reported April 22.
The talks are to be held for three days, starting at deputy foreign ministers' level until April 24 when other P5+1 groups will join in a plenary.
The meetings are aimed at drafting an agreement to be signed by July 1.
Iran and the world powers reached a framework agreement on April 2 which envisions a final deal by the said deadline.