Iran, world powers work on how to implement nuclear deal

By REUTERS
December 12, 2013 19:13

VIENNA - Experts from Iran and six world powers labored for a fourth day on Thursday to work out exactly how to implement last month's breakthrough deal for Tehran to curb its nuclear program in return for limited sanctions easing.

The length of the closed-door discussions at the Vienna headquarters of the UN nuclear watchdog indicated the complexity of the task, not necessarily any major disagreements.

Diplomats said it showed the parties were determined to ensure that there would be no misunderstandings in the implementation of the Nov. 24 interim agreement. It is a "good sign" they are taking their time to get it right, one said.

Iranian officials suggested after the second day of talks on Tuesday that progress was being made but have since declined to comment. Diplomats said the discussions were likely to continue on Friday and might stretch into the weekend.

Experts from Iran, the United States, China, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, the European Union and the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) attended the talks.


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