Iran seeks to accelerate agreement on nuclear program

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Iranian President considers possible to reach an agreement with the IAEA before 20 July (Photo: Reuters)

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, announced Saturday that next week will be held a meeting with representatives of the Government of the United States and Russia, in order to speed up negotiations on its nuclear program .
Bilateral meetings with U.S. be 9 and 10 June in Geneva, while Russia will be on 11 and 12 June in Rome; Both meetings are outside the framework of negotiations on the Group 5 +1 (comprising the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany),
Iran in talks with Group 5 +1 in order to reach agreement on its nuclear program as soon as possible, which they say is for peaceful purposes.
In that sense, the U.S. delegation headed by Undersecretary of State William Burns, confirmed his attendance at the Geneva meeting.
A senior U.S. government said the meetings “do not replace the process of negotiations with the 5 +1 Group countries and are not intended to create a parallel process.”
For his part, the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani said on 21 May that there is the possibility of achieving a final agreement on its nuclear program for peaceful purposes within the Group before the July 20 deadline agreed with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
The head of the IAEA on Monday praised the efforts and contribution of the Iranian government to clear doubts about its nuclear program.Stresses the exchange of technical information on various aspects of the nuclear program, especially in the construction and development of the necessary centrifuges to purify uranium.
The next meeting with the Group 5 +1 and the Iranian government, is scheduled for June 16 in Vienna, the official news agency IRNA.