Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26
By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and the European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a trilateral format on Sep.25.
The meeting was aimed at discussing ways of continuing the nuclear negotiations, as well as evaluating the nuclear talks held during last ten days, ISNA reported.
The seventh round of Iran's nuclear talks started by Zarif-Ashton's meeting on Sep.17 in New York.Iran and P5+1 members started the new round of nuclear negotiations in New York as a November 24 deadline looms.
The sides achieved a six-month nuclear accord in November 24, 2013,which was extended to November 24, 2014 in July to take time for negotiating to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi say that there are disputations over critical issues, but we try to keep on until achieving the final result.
ISNA quoted Araqchi as saying it has been expected that Iran, P5+1 would use the atmosphere of the UN general Assembly meeting in New York to push the nuclear talks forward, but it hasn't happened yet.
Iran and the 5+1 group, including the U.S., the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany, has resumed the nuclear talks, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The West wants Iran to have single-digit thousands of active centrifuges, meaning it would take Tehran a long time to use them for producing high-level enriched uranium for nuclear weapon. Tehran who has 19,000 centrifuges has rejected reducing the number of active enrichment machines.
It's expected the seventh round of nuclear talks would be finished until Sep. 29.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said during his speech in UN General Assembly meeting that "the is hope on reaching a comprehensive agreement prior to the Nov. 24 deadline".
He said on Sep.25 that Iran is committed to international rules and adheres to continuing nuclear talks based on mutual respect and to removing ambiguities.
The president stressed that Iran will continue its peaceful nuclear program under the international obligations.