Expert-level nuclear talks between Iran, six powers set to resume in Geneva

Eurasia News

GENEVA: The expert-level nuclear talks between Iran and six major world powers will begin in the Swiss city of Geneva on Monday to sort out a mechanism to put into force the landmark interim deal struck between the two sides on November 24, Dispatch News Desk reported.

In the one-day talks, the director general for political and international affairs at Iran’s Foreign Ministry Hamid Ba’eedinejad will lead the country’s delegation, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said in a statement.

The previous expert-level nuclear talks between Iran and the US, Britain, China, France, and Russia plus Germany were held on December 19-22 in Geneva. In which, Ba’eedinejad led the Iranian delegation while Stephen Clement, an aide to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, led the negotiating team from the six countries.

On November 24, Iran with the US and five other world powers struck a historic nuclear deal in Geneva to pave the way for the full resolution of the decade-old dispute over its nuclear energy program.

As part of the deal which would last for the six-month period only, the world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Iran, in exchange for Tehran’s confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.