(VOVworld) – Iran and P5+1 has resumed expert-level talks over the implementation of the historic agreement signed in November under which Tehran will stop or limit its nuclear activities within 6 months in exchange for the West’s easing sanctions.
Diplomats expect that all sides to set a time to implement the agreement, which is scheduled for January 20th , when the EU will gather to adopt measures to loosen economic sanctions on Tehran. Some diplomats said the West is concerned that Iran may apply a tougher stance in the negotiations after Washington announced new sanctions on a series of companies and individuals having transactions with Iran.
A major speech by Iran's Supreme Leader has limited the ability of the Iranian delegation at high-level nuclear talks to make concessions with six world powers and this could scuttle chances for Tehran to reach an accord to end sanctions, diplomats said. In a public address filled with technical detail, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last week Iran needs to significantly increase its uranium enrichment capacity, clashing with the powers' push for it to be reduced to minimise the risk of nuclear bombmaking, as a July 20 deadline for a deal nears. The talks with the United States, Britain, France, Germany,…... [read more]
NEW DELHI, February 27, 2014 (AFP) - Iran's nuclear negotiations are "going well", Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday, ahead of a crucial meetings to negotiate a comprehensive nuclear deal. Iran and a group of world powers agreed last week on a timetable and framework for the negotiations for an accord that would allay Western concerns about Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of crippling sanctions. Under a landmark interim deal clinched in November, Iran agreed to curb parts of the programme for six months in exchange for limited sanctions relief. The agreement came into effect on…... [read more]
(VOVworld) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran will resume talks about a long-stalled investigation into Tehran's alleged development of nuclear weapons. IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said the meeting would take place in Vienna under an agreement they reached last November. The IAEA has been seeking answers from Iran over what it calls "overall, credible" evidence in its 2011 report that possibly before 2003, Tehran had conducted research into the manufacturing of nuclear weapons. The IAEA set the deadline for Thursday, when Iran will have to provide answers and then proceed with the last six steps of the…... [read more]
(VOVworld) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on November 9-10 will meet with the representatives from Tehran and the European Union in Oman to accelerate negotiations to reach comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear program prior to the deadline of November 24th. US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said Friday that Secretary Kerry will travel to Muscat, Oman to participate in a trilateral meeting with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton as part of the EU coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. The next round of negotiation between Iran and P5+1 group is scheduled to…... [read more]
(VOVworld) - Negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program have been extended to July 7, US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf announced on Tuesday. She said the P5+1 nations and Iran have decided to allow more time for negotiations to reach a long-term agreement on the Iran nuclear issue. The US State Department said Iran has reduced its storage of lower-enriched uranium to 7.6 tons under a preliminary deal reached in November 2013. June 30 had been Iran's self-imposed deadline to reach a deal with the six world powers. The same day, the EU announced it will extend its sanctions…... [read more]
The US State Department said Thursday that Middle East peace negotiations will resume next week at another meeting in the West Bank. The latest round of talks, which began in July in the US after a 3-year pause, was chaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Tzipi Livni, Israel's Minister of Justice and chief negotiator said both sides have agreed to hold alternating meetings in Israel and territories under Palestinian control. The US State Department's announcement was released just as Israel approved 800 new houses in Jewish resettlement areas of the West Bank. The US refuses to recognize the…... [read more]
Hanoi (VNA) – Negotiators of the Philippine Government and the rebel group New People’s Army (NPA) have resumes peace talks in Rome, Italy, on January 19, with Norway as the mediator. Jesus Dureza, adviser to the Philippine President to the talks, affirmed that the Government was optimistic with “successful expectations” about the resumption of the negotiations. Meanwhile, head of the NPA delegation Fidel Agcaoili said that his group had raised complaints, including alleged Government breaches of the 1998 agreement on respecting human rights and another on safety for the NPA’s advisers. The fight between the Government troops and the NPA…... [read more]
Officials of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on November 5 resumed talks over the political dispute after the July's election. Speaking at a joint news briefing after the three-hour meeting, head of the CPP working group, Secretary of State at the Interior Ministry Prum Sokha, and CNRP's spokesman Yeam Sovan said the two sides discussed issues that were agreed by CPP Vice-President cum Prime Minister Hun Sen and CNRP leader Sam Rainsy during their talks on November 16-17. The CPP and CNRP working groups said that they will meet again sometimes…... [read more]
(VOVworld) - The Venezuelan government and the opposition will resume new talks this week to find a solution to the two-month long anti-government protests. The leader of the opposition force, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), Ramon Guillermo Aveledo, said that the talks would begin Thursday, but no information about the date and place of the talks had been revealed yet. This is the 4th meeting between President Nicolas Maduro's government and the opposition since April 7. The two sides are believed to have gained initial achievements in stabilising the situation. At earlier talks, Maduro emphasised efforts to seek peace, building…... [read more]
At a meeting in April, the new Thai government’s chief negotiator rejected agreements reached at earlier meetings. Under those agreements, Islamic separatist groups demanded the government consider them members of the Patani Syura Consultative Council (Mara Patani), rather than as those holding different views from the government, as they have been called in preliminary documents. It was reported that Bangkok also rejected the rebels’ request for immunity for those attending peace talks.... [read more]