Expert view of Iran's nuclear deal draft completed
Tehran, Iran, July 1
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
A source close to the Iranian nuclear negotiating team said the expert side of the nuclear deal draft has been completed.
Containing parentheses and differences, the prospective agreement draft is to be addressed by deputy foreign ministers and then be given over to the foreign ministers of the P5+1 group (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany), the source said, IRIB news agency reported July 1.
Western sources have reported that French and Chinese foreign ministers Laurent Fabius and Wang Yi will travel to Vienna where the talks are held, on July 2.
Federica Mogherini, EU foreign policy chief, is also expected to join the talks.
Although there has been no news whether UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is going to travel to Vienna, it has been scheduled that the Iranian and P5+1 countries' foreign ministers meet July 2.
The most important remaining issue of the talks is the removal of economic sanctions on Iran.
The lack of a time table for implementing the to-be agreement as well as mutual trust are said to be the main obstacles in striking a nuclear deal.
Iran's nuclear research and development programs as well as Western access to the country's military facilities are the topics that remain unsolved.
Iran and the P5+1reached framework nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2. The sides negotiated to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal by June 30, but they have decided to extend an interim nuclear agreement until July 7.