Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Iran, P5+1 Talks in Geneva - UPDATE

UPDATE: Next Round of Talks in Mid-January
Iran and P5+1 today started their first round of talks in Geneva since the negotiations were extended on 24 November. The meeting comes on the heels of two days of bilateral talks between Iran and the United States.

In Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted by Reuters as saying the region needs a settlement on nuclear talks in light of more pressing challenges facing it, like the threat of terrorism. “It’s in everyone’s interest,” Zarif said.

But the vice-chairman of Iran’s Armed Forces, Brig. Gen. Jazayeri, said in Tehran that there shouldn’t be much hope for a desirable outcome to nuclear negotiations. P5+1 and those sitting in front of us at the table, Jazayeri added, want to “limit our power.”

UPDATE: Next round of talks will be held in mid-January.

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