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Sanctions,Top Priority of Talks in Vienna: Araqchi

Sanctions,Top Priority of Talks in Vienna: Araqchi
Fri Apr 24, 2015 17:20:52

Senior nuclear negotiator Seyyed Abbass Araqchi said on Friday that useful discussions were held with the US and the EU sides on the removal of sanctions as well as the law being approved by the Congress, IRNA reports.

Araqchi who is in Vienna at the head of a delegation said, 'We have started drafting the text and course of reaching a conclusion on the mechanism of beginning the task and frameworks is a little slow, but on the aggregate, drafting is progressing well.'

Araqchi, also deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, said in response to a question that which issue will be atop of drafting, he said the priority of the current round of talks will be sanctions and related issues.

The nuclear team is currently engaged in drafting the text of the deal and is discussing details of the issue, he said.

Araqchi had said before leaving for Vienna that removal of sanctions will top the negotiations' agenda.

He also says certain clarifications have been made on the removal of anti-Iran sanctions during the latest round of talks over Tehran’s nuclear program. PRESS TV reports.

“The US and European sides have made good clarifications on the lifting of sanctions,” Abbas Araqchi, said on Friday.

Araqchi added that the Iranian team has also held “useful” talks with US negotiators on a law being discussed at US Congress over Iran’s nuclear talks.

Araqchi’s remarks came ahead of a third day of the latest round of talks between representatives from Iran and the P5+1 group over Tehran’s nuclear program in Vienna.

The two sides kicked off the fresh round of negotiations aimed at drafting a final nuclear accord on Wednesday with a bilateral meeting between Iran and the European Union.The intensive talks resumed for a second day on Thursday.

Iran and the P5+1 - the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany – reached a mutual understanding on the parameters of a comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.

Meanwhile the Chinese side hopes that all parties will keep up the “good work” after achieving consensus on the "key elements" of a comprehensive agreement earlier this month, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at his regular press conference on Thursday.

Iranian delegation will back to Tehran Friday night and Sunday with Mohammad Javad Zarif Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs to New York for taking part in NPT conference. Iranian team will follow negotiation with partners at the sideline of NPT in New York.

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