European sources: Iran’s Bagheri to meet French, British diplomats within days

Iran's deputy negotiator Ali Bagheri speaks during a news conference in Almaty April 5, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

European sources have confirmed that Iran’s deputy foreign minister Ali Bagheri will hold talks with French and British officials this week. Earlier, Tehran announced the top diplomat will visit several European capitals for talks over a range of issues including the Iran nuclear deal.

The Iran’s top nuclear negotiator will hold talks with French officials on Tuesday as part of efforts to plan for the resumption of nuclear talks on Nov. 29, a French diplomatic source stated on Monday.

Bagheri will meet French political director Philippe Errera, who heads up France’s negotiating team.

Patrick Wintour, The Guardian diplomatic editor, also wrote on Twitter Bagheri will meet senior British foreign ministry officials on Nov. 11.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters Monday Bagheri will visit London, Paris and Berlin later this week.

Iran has announced negotiations are slated to resume in Vienna on November 29, on the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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