IRIB/ Zarif, Ashton, Kerry to meet in Vienna on October 15

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to hold trilateral talks with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and US Secretary of State John Kerry over Tehran’s nuclear energy program next week.

According to Press TV, IRNA quoted an unnamed member of Iran’s negotiating team as saying on Friday that Zarif will meet with Ashton and Kerry in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on Wednesday, October 15, to discuss the progress of the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Tehran and the P5+1 group of world powers.

According to the report, Zarif and Ashton are also slated to sit down for bilateral talks on Iran’s nuclear issue next Tuesday ahead of the trilateral meeting.

On October 8, Michael Mann, Ashton’s spokesman, said Zarif and the EU foreign policy chief would hold a bilateral meeting on October 14, adding that the two officials would be joined by Kerry on the next day.

Tehran and the P5+1 group – Russia, China, France, Britain, the US and Germany – wrapped up their latest round of nuclear discussions in New York late last month.




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