Iran-EU nuclear talks start in Brussels
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 15
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini upon his arrival to Brussels May 15 morning, Iranian media reported.
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif launched a diplomatic tour last week to talk the nuclear deal with counterparts, following the US withdrawal.
The trip is carried out in line with the President Hassan Rouhani’s directive for intensive talks on the possibility of preserving the JCPOA while the Iranian nation’s interests are guaranteed.
Zarif already held talks with counterparts in Beijing and Moscow over the future of the nuclear deal, reached in 2015 between Tehran and the six world powers.
The top Iranian diplomat is scheduled to take part in a joint meeting with foreign ministers of France, Germany and Britain as well as Federica Mogherini today afternoon.
A delegation of Iranian experts of various economic fields, headed by Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araqchi, arrived in Brussels May 14 as well for negotiations on the nuclear deal.
Upon arrival Araqchi held talks with Helga Schmid, secretary-general of the European External Action Service.
The results of negotiations between the Iranian and European experts is expected to be submitted to foreign ministers.