Jan 18, 2014, 6:50 PM
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Iran, EU bracing for negotiations to comprehensive agreement

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA – Member of Iran’s negotiating team Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton are preparing for negotiations to the comprehensive agreement.

Speaking to IRNA, he said there is a mutual understanding between Iran and G5+1 to enter into the next phase after implementing the first step of the interim agreement.

The interim nuclear deal struck on November 24 envisaged implementing the first step reciprocal actions to prove good faith in six-month period which will be followed by negotiations for a comprehensive agreement according to which the western governments will acknowledge Iranian nuclear program as civilian.

Araqchi said that Zarif and Ashton may meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos or the Security Conference in Munich or the upcoming visit to Tehran of the EU foreign policy chief.