Iran, P5+1 to resume talks on implementing nuclear deal

Iran, P5+1 to resume talks on implementing nuclear deal
# 18 December 2013 19:44 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Iran and the P5+1 group will soon resume their expert-level talks on implementing the earlier- reached nuclear deal, APA reports quoting semi-official ISNA news agency.

The Iranian top nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, made the remarks in talking to ISNA, saying that the talks will resume in Geneva on Thursday.

An unnamed official said that the representatives of the UN nuclear watchdog (the IAEA) have not been invited to the Thursday talks, but if necessary, they will join the talks, according to ISNA.

Last Thursday, local media reported that Iran's expert-level nuclear negotiating team halted talks with the representatives of world powers in Vienna, which had started on Dec. 9, for further consultations with Iranian officials, adding that the negotiating team of the Islamic republic stopped the talks in a response to the United States' blacklisting of additional companies and individuals for evading existing sanctions against Iran.

The expert-level meetings between Iran and the representatives of powers are aimed at developing mechanisms for implementing the interim deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 group, including the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China plus Germany, in November.

Iran and the P5+1 group struck a deal in Geneva on Nov. 24, in which Iran agreed to freeze part of its nuclear program in exchange for limited ease of sanctions which hurt its economy.

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