Progress made in drafting nuclear agreement with Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 27
By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
There was some progress in drafting the final agreement with Iran during the last round of nuclear talks, the U.S. State Department's Persian Language Spokesperson Alan Eyre told Trend April 27.
Eyre, who is a member of the U.S. nuclear negotiation team with Iran, said, "During the last round of nuclear talks, as in the past, the prevalent vibe was a serious, technical one, accompanied with mutual respect and goodwill."
Iran, the U.S. and EU started three-day longed negotiations at the deputy of foreign ministers level in Vienna on April 22.
Iran and the P5+1 Group (UK, France, Germany, the United States, Russia and China) has started drafting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action's (JCPA) details, aimed to pave the way to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal by June 30.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for legal and international affairs, Abbas Araqchi, who leads Iranian nuclear negotiation team, announced on Friday that the U.S. negotiating delegation gave the Iranian nuclear team "very useful" explanations about the elimination method of the sanctions. He called the latest talks progressive.
Eyre said, "There was some progress in drafting the final agreement in this round of talks. But it does not need to be mentioned that a lot is yet ahead of us before we reach the outcome desired by all by the end-June deadline."
Iran and the P5+1 are trying to hammer out a comprehensive agreement on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program by June 30.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday in New York on the sideline of the five-year review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
It is expected that the Iranian nuclear delegation will meet other P5+1 Group members in New York.
Edited by CN