Trilateral nuclear talks in Oman Seen Going to 2nd Day

Sun Nov 9, 2014 21:57:47

Iran, the United States and European Union will hold an second day of talks on Monday for finding a solution to reach a deal on Tehran's civilian nuclear program.

The second round of trilateral nuclear talks between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and EU nuclear Coordinator Catherine Ashton kicked off on Sunday evening with an aim of exploring possible formula for a final nuclear agreement,Irna reported.

During the first round of talks earlier in the day, the three officials discussed the outstanding issues concerning Iran's nuclear program, including the timetable for lifting sanctions and the size of Iran's uranium enrichment.

Iran has described the Oman talks as very important and decisive, saying that the volume of Tehran’s uranium enrichment and the timetable for the removal of anti-Iran sanctions are top issues on the agenda.

The trilateral talks, which will continue until Monday, are meant to facilitate the conclusion of a final deal over the Iranian nuclear energy program before a November 24 deadline.

The Iranian foreign minister, his US counterpart and Ms. Ashton will continue negotiations on Monday as the deadline for reaching a comprehensive deal looms.

Seyed Abbas Araghchi Iran's chief nuclear negotiator yesterday in an exclusive interview with AL-ALAM, emphasizing “no one want a return to the condition before Geneva agreement”, saying “this is dangerous scenario for all parties”.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister said new round of negotiations in Muscat - capital of Oman- will be decisive.

Iran nuclear capability irreversible

Senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Majid Takht-e Ravanchi said Iran's nuclear capabilities can’t be reversed.

In an interview with Germany's Spiegel Online, he said no one could take the time back to 2005 and raise the same issues they focused on then.

He said the present phase of talks with G5+1 was sensitive because not much time is left till November 24 deadline.

At least impartial observers will not accuse Iran of anything if talks fail to conclude in desired results by November 24, he said.

As for obstacles to achieving desired results out of the talks, the official who serves as deputy foreign minister for Euro-American affairs noted that Iran's enrichment capacities as well as anti-Iran sanctions are among the main concerns.

After trilateral talks, talks between Iran and G5+1 will begin on Tuesday in Muscat.

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