Saturday, June 7, 2014

Iran, U.S. to Hold Bilateral Nuclear Talks in Geneva

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi announced today that he would lead an Iranian delegation in bilateral nuclear talks with the Americans on 9-10 June in Geneva. (Fars News Agency, 7 June)

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns and Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will lead the U.S. delegation. (Al Monitor, 7 June)

The bilateral talks will take place ahead of 16-20 June meeting between Iran and IAEA apparently in an effort to prevent another failed meeting, as was the case with the latest meeting in May.

Meanwhile, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported today that Iran considers the inspection of Parchin military base by the IAEA outside the scope of its agreement with the nuclear watchdog agency

The agreement had called for Iran to provide information and explanation to the IAEA about its previous work on development of Exploring Bridge Wire (EBW) detonators that are used to initiate detonation reaction in explosive materials and commonly used in nuclear weapons. IAEA suspects the work took place at Parchin.


Anonymous said... --- Panel discussion on Iran.

Anonymous said...

let us hope, the the sake of Iran and the rest of the world, an agreement can be reached and that further sanctions and other measures won't be brought to bear against Iran.
Iran doesn't have much more time to try to decide