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Iran, P5+1 agree to hold another round of talks in Moscow in June

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (the P5+1) have agreed to hold another round of talks in Moscow on June 18-19, Press TV reports.

Iran and the P5+1 group (Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States plus Germany) wrapped up their plenary meeting in Baghdad on Thursday evening after two sessions of negotiations earlier on Thursday and on Wednesday.

Sources close to the Iranian delegation say Iran maintains that its demands, including the lifting of the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic, must be met.

The Iranian negotiating delegation was headed by Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili, and the delegations of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany were headed by the European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

On the first day of the negotiations, Iran offered a comprehensive package to the P5+1, while a European Union spokesman, Michael Mann, told Press TV that the group’s representatives put forward a set of new proposals to Tehran.

The previous round of the talks between Iran and the P5+1 was held in the Turkish city of Istanbul on April 14.

Iran and the P5+1 had previously held two rounds of talks, one in Geneva, Switzerland, in December 2010, and another in Istanbul, Turkey, in January 2011.

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