A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the next round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers will be held on January 18.
“The next round of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group will be held at deputy foreign ministerial level in the Swiss city of Geneva on January 18,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday.
He added that Iran’s negotiating team is also to hold mutual talks with delegations from the United States and Russia prior to the talks, adding that these mutual talks have yet to be scheduled.
Nuclear negotiators from Iran and the P5+1 group – the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany – wrapped up their latest round of talks on Tehran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Geneva on December 17, 2014.
The three-day Geneva discussions were held almost three weeks after Tehran and the six countries failed to reach a final agreement by a November 24 deadline despite making some progress.
The two sides agreed to extend their discussions for seven more months until July 1, 2015. They also agreed that the interim deal they had signed in Geneva in November 2013 should remain in place during the negotiations.