Ashton not yet invited FMs for nuclear negotiations

The European Union Foreign Affairs Minister Catherine Ashton is yet to be invited to the P5+1 negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

Ashton not yet invited FMs for nuclear negotiations

World Bulletin / News Desk

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, has not yet invited the foreign ministers of five members of the UN Security Council and Germany (P5+1) for negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear program, her spokesperson Michael Mann told on Friday.

Russia’s top diplomat for foreign affairs Sergey Lavrov was reported to be attending the ongoing third round of talks held at political directors level and this caused the speculations that the next sessions could be held at foreign ministers level.

However, Mann denied the speculations when he was interviewed by AA. "No, she hasn't invited them at this point. If there is a deal in the offing, she will."

The deal on the table offers Iran a lighter level of sanctions in return of Iran halting its nuclear program and reversing it in some cases. Meanwhile, officials from P5 + 1 accept Iran’s right to enrich uranium in its own soil.

A possible deal will be valid for six months and will serve as the pre-text of a broader agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.

Last Mod: 23 Kasım 2013, 09:18
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