Iran says nuclear talks to be held in Vienna soon

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Araghchi says P5+1 group and Iran will gather in Austria on October 22

Iran says nuclear talks to be held in Vienna soon

World Bulletin/News Desk

The P5+1 group of international negotiators and Iran will convene in Vienna, Austria, on October 22-23, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has said.

Araghchi announced the date for the next round of nuclear talks between Tehran and the P5+1 -- namely the U.S., Russia, China, the United Kingdom and France, plus Germany -- on Sunday.

"The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton will jointly lead the negotiations," he added.

Iran and six world powers are in the final stages of negotiations to end a decade-old crisis over Iran's nuclear program.

World powers suspect Iran has not been honest about its nuclear program and is seeking the ability to build a nuclear bomb.

Iran says it has the right to nuclear energy -- and stresses that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

The last round of talks between the sides on the sidelines of September's UN General Assembly has not yielded any tangible results and has been criticized by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as being "extremely slow."


Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Ekim 2014, 17:23

Muhammed Öylek