Tehran, Iran, September 14
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will fly to New York on September 16 to attend the UN General Assembly.
Deputy foreign ministers Seyed Abbas Araghchi and Majid Takht Ravanchi will also accompany him on this trip, Iran's Fars News Agency reported on September 14.
Zarif is scheduled to have a joint working lunch with Catherine Ashton on September 17.
Ashton and Zarif will have another round of talks on Thursday.
Iran and the members of the P5+1 group of countries will also hold bilateral meetings on Wednesday and Thursday.
Iran and P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council comprising of China, France, Russia, Britain, the US Plus Germany) are likely to hold a new round of nuclear talks on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries sealed an interim deal in Geneva on November 24 to pave the way for the full resolution of the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program, Press TV reported.
The Geneva deal took effect on January 20 and expired on July 20. However the two sides agreed to extend their talks for four months till Nov. 24 to reach a permanent deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program.
In exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the U.S and its allies agreed to lift some existing sanctions against Tehran.