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Iran, G5+1 to resume expert talks

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Tue 17 Dec 2013 - 14:02

TEHRAN (ISNA)- A senior member of Iranian nuclear negotiating team Abbas Araqchi said Iran and the G5+1 have agreed to resume expert nuclear talks.

Araqchi said the agreement came following Araqchi's meeting with the EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton in Brussels.

'During the meeting, the recent US positions and sanctions against Iran was heavily criticized,' Araqchi said.

During the meeting, Ashton vowed that the G5+1 is determined to abide by its obligations based on Geneva deal.

On November 24, Iran and the five permanent United Nations Security Council members sealed the six-month Joint Plan of Action to lay the groundwork for the full resolution of the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over its nuclear energy program.

In exchange for Tehran's confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the Sextet of world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Tehran and continue talks with the country to settle all problems between the two sides.

Iran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) had an expert meeting in Vienna, Austria, on December 9.

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