Identifying Issues and Timetable
Laura Rozen of Al-Monitor reports from Vienna that Iran and six world powers have agreed “on an agenda and a timetable of meetings for how to proceed in negotiating a comprehensive Iran nuclear accord.” (Backchannel, Al-Monitor, 19 February)
The framework is a breakthrough that identifies the issues that will need to be addressed and a timetable of meetings by end July, the deadline of the current JPOA.
An Iranian negotiator told Al-Monitor late Wednesday evening that a framework agreement has been reached.
IRNA, citing Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, reported late Wednesday that a framework agreement had been reached, and a next round of talks would be held in Vienna in mid to late March.
“We have [a] timetable of meetings and identification of issues,” a Western official at the talks, speaking not for attribution, told Al-Monitor. (Al-Monitor, 19 February)
File photo: Vienna Talks; 18 February 2014. (Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images/New York Times)