Fresh round of Iran nuclear talks kick off in New York
Iran and the P5+1 group are set to resume expert-level talks on Tehran’s nuclear energy program in New York, an Iranian official says.
Experts from Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain - plus Germany will hold a fresh round of talks from May 6 to 7, Hamid Baeidinejad, who is director general for political and international security affairs at Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
According to earlier reports, the talks were scheduled to be held from May 5 to 9.
Since the negotiating delegations are in New York to participate in the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, expert-level talks between Iran and P5+1 group will be held in New York, Baeidinejad said.
The negotiations will be held ahead of a fresh round of high-level nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group, scheduled to begin in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on May 13.
Tehran and the six countries wrapped up their latest round of high-level nuclear talks in Vienna on April 9.
Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group are aimed at reaching a final agreement to fully resolve the decade-old dispute between the West and Tehran over the latter’s nuclear energy program.