|‘Nuclear cooperation will be on agenda of next Iran-5+1 talks’||
TEHRAN - Experts from Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) will meet on the sidelines of the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna in which they will set the agenda for nuclear talks on March 17, top Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday.
The board meeting begins on March 3.
In an interview with ISNA published on Saturday, Araqchi that one of the issues which will be discussed in the future meeting is cooperation in “peaceful nuclear energy” such as building of light water nuclear reactors, and cooperation in production of “modern fuels”.
As part of the final nuclear accord the major powers should cooperate with Iran in peaceful nuclear energy, he added.
Such cooperation leads both sides toward international cooperation, he said.
He said that the cooperation will be negotiated by Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), but any country interested in cooperating can be involved.
Araqchi also said the issues are so complicated which makes it difficult to be optimistic about the result of talks.
“Pessimism (toward the West) on one hand and the complication of issues on the other have made it hard to be optimistic about the result of talks.”
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