The 3rd round of talks on Tehran’s nuclear program has just started in Vienna between Iran and P5+1 – Russia, United States, England, France, and China plus Germany.
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif heads the Iranian negotiators in this round of political-level talks and EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton represents the sextet in nuclear talks.
Iranian negotiators left Tehran for Vienna Monday morning and Zarif and EU’s Foreign Policy chief held a working dinner session Monday night.
Zarif discussed the contents of this round of nuclear talks with Ashton and maintained that there remained still difficult work ahead in talks between Iran and group P5+1.
He added that Iran and Powers scheduled to exchange views on all remaining issues related to the Tehran nuclear program and added that Iran and group P5+1 would start drafting the final agreement in May.
Nuclear talks is allowed by interim deal between Iran and Powers commissioned in November 2013 according to which West agreed upon Iran sanctions relief in exchange for Iran’s agreement to limit specific parts of its nuclear program for six months.