World powers and Iran to resume nuclear talks in February
ByREUTERS
13 January 2014 14:10
New round of talks will be first after interim deal goes into effect later this month; will include six world powers, Iranian FM Zarif.
Geneva nuclear talks, November 24, 2013.

Geneva nuclear talks diplomats in line 370. (photo credit:REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)



BRUSSELS - World powers and Iran will very likely resume negotiations on the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions in February, shortly after an interim, six-month deal restricting its atomic work goes into effect, a diplomatic source told Reuters on Monday.




Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The goal of the new round of talks is to find a broad settlement in the decade-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program and ease the risk of mistrust leading to deeper tensions or even conflict in the Middle East.




The diplomatic source said the first meeting between Iran and six powers - the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany - would include Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.




"It won't happen in January, because of the Chinese New Year, but it is very, very, very likely in February," the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.




Senior diplomats from the seven countries, led by the EU, will hold talks ahead of the meeting to prepare an agenda.




Iran says its atomic energy program is aimed purely at electricity generation and other civilian purposes, although past Iranian attempts to hide sensitive nuclear activity from UN non-proliferation inspectors raised concerns.



Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Iran
  • Nuclear
  • United States
  • geneva
  • Prev Article
    Biden to utilize trip for Sharon's funeral to push forward peace talks
    Then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets with then-Senate majority leader Joe Biden in 2002
    biden peres
    Biden urges Israelis, Palestinians to seize opportunity in peace talks
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    31 August 2014
    Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

    By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 15 - 23
      Beer Sheva
      15 - 22
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 11 - 15
      Jerusalem
      14 - 17
      Haifa
    • 18 - 24
      Elat
      14 - 22
      Tiberias