Thursday Nov 07, 201312:35 PM GMT
Zarif, Ashton meet ahead of nuclear talks
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton during the first round of talks between Iran and six world powers in Geneva, Switzerland, October 15, 2013
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton during the first round of talks between Iran and six world powers in Geneva, Switzerland, October 15, 2013
Thu Nov 7, 2013 10:53AM
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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton have met in Geneva ahead of Tehran’s nuclear talks with six world powers.


Zarif and Ashton, along with their aides, held an hour-long breakfast meeting on Thursday to discuss arrangements for the nuclear talks, which will start shortly.

In a twitter message following the session, Ashton’s spokesman Michael Mann described the meeting as “good.”

Iran and the six world powers have started a new round of nuclear talks, scheduled for November 7 and 8, in Geneva to discuss Tehran’s civilian nuclear activities.

The Iranian delegation arrived in Geneva on Wednesday to hold consultations prior to the talks.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Wednesday that Iran will enter into talks with seriousness, expressing hope for substantial progress in the discussions.

The two sides held two days of closed-door talks on Tehran’s nuclear case in the Swiss city on October 15-16.

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