Iran and the six world powers will meet in Istanbul at the end of January, Russia’s state new agency RIA Novosti reported today. Iranian popular news site Baztab also carried RIA Novosti’s report.
On Friday, Russia had expressed concerns that no date or venue had been set for the long anticipated meeting on Iran nuclear program. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov had called delays “alarming.”
Reuters had quoted an unnamed diplomatic source on Friday as saying that Iran had not responded to EU proposal setting 15 January as the date for the meeting between Iran and P5+1. The two sides have not met since a June meeting in Moscow.