Apr 5, 2014, 1:19 PM
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Iran, 5+1 start third day of expert negotiations in Vienna

Tehran, April 5, IRNA – Iran and 5+1 experts started third day of compact nuclear talks on technical issues in Vienna on Saturday.

This is the last day of expert talks and both sides hope to reach an overall conclusion.

Experts of Iran and the world Sextet (US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany) started the talks on Thursday (April 3) and had over 12 hours of intesive technical discussions during the past two days.

The Group 5+1 is chaired by Stephen Clement, who is an aide to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton while the Iranian expert team is led by Director General in Political and International Affairs in Foreign Ministry Hamid Baeidinejad.

The results of expert talks will be reported to political directors and they will be discussed during Iran-G5+1 meeting of deputy foreign ministers on April 7-9 to be presided by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, a senior member of Iranˈs nuclear negotiating team told IRNA earlier that the talks aimed at finding a comprehensive solution to the issue within framework of the Geneva Accord.

Asked whether Arak Heavy Water Reactor will be included in the expert-level talks, he said that technical aspects of the issue will be reviewed by the experts.