Next round of Iran’s nuclear talks set to begin from Tuesday

Eurasia News

TEHRAN: The two-day next round of talks between Iran and six major world powers over Tehran’s nuclear issue will begin in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Tuesday, aiming to reach a comprehensive agreement by July 20 on how to resolve a decade-old standoff.

In a statement in Tehran, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi expressed the hope they would be able to bring views closer and narrow the differences regarding major issues during the upcoming talks.

The talks between the Islamic Republic and the six countries are part of efforts to seal a final deal on Iran’s nuclear energy program.

On November 24 last year, Iran with the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany 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. The deal came to force on January 20.

Under the Geneva deal, the six countries agreed to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period.

It was also agreed that no nuclear-related sanctions would be imposed on Iran within the same time frame.