|Iran, Russia demand action on Geneva nuclear deal||
TEHRAN – During a telephone conversation on Tuesday night, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called for an immediate implementation of the Geneva nuclear deal signed between Tehran and major powers.
The two officials also underscored the need for the speedy completion of the efforts meant to develop a mechanism for the implementation of the accord.
Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) clinched an interim deal in Geneva on November 24, 2013 according to which Iran agreed not to expand its nuclear program for six months in exchange for limited sanctions relief.
The Geneva agreement is designed to provide time to negotiate a comprehensive deal to help resolve Iran’s nuclear issue.
Iran and the European Union will hold a two-day meeting in Geneva on Thursday and Friday to discuss implementing the deal, Araqchi said on Tuesday.
The top nuclear negotiator said that he will meet with Helga Schmid, a deputy of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who has overseen contacts between Iran and the six major powers on the country’s nuclear issue.
Nuclear experts from Iran and the six powers have held several rounds of talks to resolve various technical issues before the Geneva deal can be put into place.
Iran determined to implement nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday that Iran is very serious about following the path based on the Geneva deal and believes that through remaining committed to the agreement it will be possible to enter the next difficult stage of the negotiations to find a comprehensive solution to the issue.
Zarif also said that the technical talks between experts from Iran and major powers have achieved positive results.
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|Last Updated on 08 January 2014 17:14|