Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Abbas Araqchi
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Abbas Araqchi says the country will propose a new negotiation approach to the UN nuclear agency.
“Tomorrow (Monday) talks with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano will focus on Iran’s new approach to negotiations with this international body,” Araqchi said on Sunday.
He added that the Iranian side would also exchange views on ways to proceed with bilateral cooperation and resolve the two sides’ ambiguities and questions.
The Iranian official noted that the latest developments in talks between Tehran and the six major world powers -- the US, the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany -- would also be discussed in the meeting.
Araqchi and Amano are scheduled to hold a meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Monday ahead of the opening of a new round of technical and legal talks between Iran and the IAEA.
Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi will head the Iranian delegation and IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards Herman Nackaerts will lead the IAEA team.
Araqchi further pointed to a forthcoming expert-level meeting between Iran and the six world powers and said experts from Iran’s Oil Ministry, Road and Urban Development and Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade as well as the Central Bank of Iran and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran will attend the talks.
The expert talks will be held in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on October 30 and 31, with the Iranian team headed by Hamid Ba’eedinejad, who is Iran Foreign Ministry's director general for political affairs.