Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 2
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran and six powerful countries called the Group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) have prepared to start a new round of talks on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program March 2.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew to Geneva, Switzerland to attend the Monday session of the UN Human Rights Council and is then to travel to Montreux to hold negotiations with counterparts from the six powerful countries.
US Secretary of State who has also traveled to Geneva will also fly to Montreux to attend the nuclear talks.
In addition to high-ranking diplomatic officials, Iran and the US are also bringing their nuclear energy chiefs to the talks to cover the expert side of the negotiations.
The two foreign ministers plan also to meet their Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in line with the nuclear case.
Iran plans to hold bilateral talks with P5+1 member states before Thursday when the comprehensive talks with all sides start.
The sides wrapped up four days of intense talks on Feb. 23, after which they maintained that great steps had been taken toward reaching a final agreement.
The talks between Iran and the P5+1 were extended until June 30, 2015 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement. However, the sides attempt to reach a political accord in March.
After the parties failed to meet the November 24, 2014 deadline they also extended the Geneva nuclear deal, which was signed in November 2013 for providing Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.
Edited by CN