Iran, Sextet begin implementing nuclear deal in late January
“Based on the conclusions [reached in] the talks held with the P5+1 expert delegations, the implementation of the Geneva accord will start in the third ten-day [period] of January,” Hamid Baeidinejad, an expert-level Iranian negotiator, who is also director general for political and international affairs at Iran Foreign Ministry, said on Tuesday as Iran and the world powers concluded two days of expert-level talks.
“The two sides managed to reach an understanding on the implementation of the agreement and now, their views and interpretations [of the Geneva agreement] are the same,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi stated that the expert-level talks between Iran and the six world powers — Russia, China, France, Britain, the US and Germany –, which had commenced on Monday, continued through Tuesday morning “with relatively good progress.”
On Monday, experts from Iran and the six countries launched a new round of talks to devise a mechanism to implement the landmark interim deal reached between the two sides in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24.
Under the Geneva deal, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period. It was also agreed that no more nuclear-related sanctions would be imposed on Iran within the same timeframe.