Iran, world powers to meet June 16-20 for new round of nuke talks : EU

Iran, world powers to meet June 16-20 for new round of nuke talks : EU

PanARMENIAN.Net - The next round of talks between six world powers and Iran on resolving a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program will be held in Vienna from June 16 to 20, the European Union said on Tuesday, May 27, according to Reuters.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton held "very long and useful discussions" with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Turkey on Monday and Tuesday on ways of advancing the nuclear talks, Ashton's spokesman Michael Mann said.

"They explored different possibilities as part of an ongoing process. The next formal round of (six-power) talks with Iran will be from 16-20 June in Vienna," Mann said in a statement.

Ashton coordinates with Iran in the long-running negotiations on behalf of the six powers - the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany.

The powers want Iran to agree to scale back enrichment and other proliferation-prone nuclear activity and accept tougher UN inspections to deny it any capability of quickly producing atomic bombs, in exchange for an end to economic sanctions.

Ashton and Zarif recommended that an expert-level meeting should take place soon, Mann said, adding that other political discussions would continue as and when needed.

Tehran and the six powers made little progress in the latest round of talks earlier this month in Vienna on ending their stand-off over Iran's nuclear activities, raising doubts about the chances of a breakthrough by a July 20 deadline.

Iran said on Monday that world powers were "demanding too much" in the negotiations, but hurdles could be overcome.

 Top stories
In a statement, the court acknowledged that Hamas contests its inclusion on the list, maintained since it was created in 2001.
“We’ve never seen so many journalists held captive — for ransom or other reasons — by nonstate actors,” Robert Mahoney said.
The raids and arrests "are incompatible with the freedom of media, which is a core principle of democracy," a statement said.
“We are going beyond the banalities taught to us for 200 years. We are finally asking the right questions,” the president said.
Partner news
Soghomon Tehlirian assassinated Talaat Pasha on March 15, 1921

Operation Nemesis was a covert operation by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation carried out from 1920 to 1922, during which a number of former Ottoman political and military figures were assassinated for their role in the Armenian Genocide.