Iran, powers to resume nuclear talks
Before the talks, bilateral meetings at deputy minister level between Iran and the P5+1 group, including Britain, France, the United States, Russia, China plus Germany, will also be held in Geneva, said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi.
Iran and the world powers have agreed to extend the nuclear talks and the Geneva deal for another seven months until June 30, 2015, after the talks failed to meet the deadline to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement last month.
After the deal between Iran and the P5+1 group on Nov. 24, 2013, both sides have held several rounds of talks trying to work out a final agreement. Under that interim deal, Iran would suspend some sensitive nuclear activities in exchange for a limited relief of sanctions.
Iran has been a target of UN sanctions due to its alleged attempts to build nuclear weapons. The West accuses Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the cover of civilian nuclear programs, which Iran has denied. ■