Iran, P5+1 agree to hold next round of talks in Geneva on December 17

Baku: Iran and a group of six nations (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany) have decided to hold the next round of talks at the level of political directors in Geneva on December 17, a diplomatic source close to Iran’s negotiating team told TASS on Thursday, APA reports.

“It was decided to hold the next round of talks in Geneva next Wednesday. Switzerland is ready to receive the delegations,” the source said.

Last month, Iran and the P5+1 group – Russia, China, Britain, France, the US and Germany – failed to meet the November 24 deadline to sign a permanent nuclear deal. They agreed to extend their discussions until June 2015, so that they could resolve their differences and clinch a permanent accord.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a Sunday address to the Brookings Institution in Washington that Iran and the P5+1 group could reach a final deal on Tehran’s nuclear issue months “sooner” than the new deadline.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY