Makeup of Iranian delegation to Geneva talks

October 1, 2009

TEHRAN -- Iran enters nuclear talks with the European Union trio (Germany, Britain and France) the United States, China, and Russia in Geneva on today.

The Iranian delegation is headed by Supreme National Security Council chief Saeid Jalili.
Jalili is accompanied by Ali Bagheri, deputy chief of the Supreme National Security Council; Hamidreza Askari, deputy foreign minister for legal affairs; and Mohammad Hadi Zahedivafa, advisor to economy minister.
William Burns, the under secretary of state for political affairs, will represent the U.S. at the talks.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak will represent Russia and Foreign Office political director Mark Lyall Grant represents Britain.
Representatives from the three other countries will also be there.
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, who has been representing the six major powers in all nuclear talks with Iran, will also be present at the talks