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Iran, P5+1 to sit in US for next round of nuclear talks

27 January 2014 [17:55] - TODAY.AZ
The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group will be held in the U.S., New York in particular, Iran's Mehr news agency reported on Jan. 27.

Previously, Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said that he and the EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton have agreed that Iran and P5+1 meeting will be held in mid-February.

Mehr news agency reported that the next meeting will likely be held at the level of foreign ministers of Iran and the P5+1 country members.

Iran and the P5+1 reached a nuclear agreement on Nov. 24. Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months in return for sanctions relief. Both Iran and the P5+1 group have agreed to implement the agreement starting from Jan. 20.

Under the agreement, six major powers agreed to give Iran access to $4.2 billion in revenues blocked overseas if it carries out the deal, which offers sanctions relief in exchange for steps to curb the Iranian nuclear program.

The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.



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