Jan 19, 2014, 11:37 PM
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G5+1 political directors to meet in Geneva on Jan 21

Moscow, Jan 19, IRNA – The political directors of the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) will meet in Geneva on January 21, informed sources said.

'I can confirm that EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton intends to hold a meeting to be attended by the Group 5+1 political directors (foreign ministers),' the Russian ITAR-Tass news agency quoted an informed source, speaking on condition of anonymity, as saying.

'The meeting will take place with the aim of taking further steps for resolving Iran's nuclear issue,' he added.

The source noted that Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Senior Negotiator Sergei Riyabkov and US Undersecretary Wendy Sherman will attend the meeting.

ITAR-Tass added that Iran will not attend the meeting.