Iran, powers to meet next week on nuclear deal implementation

December 6, 2013 17:50

Iran and six world powers plan expert-level talks next week to work out details of implementing a breakthrough agreement for Tehran to curb its disputed nuclear program in return for a limited easing of sanctions.

Officials from Iran and the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia are to meet on Dec. 9-10 in Vienna, where the UN nuclear watchdog agency is based, diplomats said on Friday.

The International Atomic Energy Agency - which will be tasked with verifying that Iran carries out its part of the Nov. 24 interim accord - "will have some involvement" in the meeting, IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said, without elaborating.

Western diplomats said the experts must iron out nitty gritty matters of implementation not addressed in Geneva before the deal can be put into practice.

These include how and when the IAEA will conduct its expanded inspections and other technical issues.

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