The P5+1 international mediators and Tehran have not yet found a common ground on the issue of weapons embargo at Iran nuclear talks, but Russia will insist on lifting the ban as on of the the first steps in sanctions relief, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on May.14, according to RIA Novosti.
On May.12, the US delegation headed by US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Russian resort city of Sochi to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other senior officials.
"I hope to continue similar discussions with our US colleagues tomorrow," Ryabkov told reporters in Vienna before joining the next round of nuclear talks.
"Now we have confidence that in few days we will come closer to the result."
"We have not found common ground on the issue of weapons embargo yet. But we will insist that canceling this embargo should be one of the first measures [of sanctions relief]," Ryabkov told reporters.
Speaking of Iran sanctions in general, Ryabkov stressed that the participants of the negotiations were "half-way" from resolving the issue.
"There is certain framework, and there is general agreement. We are just working on the undertones," the diplomat said.