BRUSSELS – The European Union announced on Thursday that Iran and representatives from the G5+1 will resume talks on the Iranian nuclear issue on April 22-23 in Vienna.
“The E3/EU+3 (G5+1) and Iran will continue work towards a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue based on the key understandings reached in Switzerland on April 2,” according to an EU press release.
“A bilateral meeting of EU Political Director Helga Schmid and Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi will kick off the talks on 22 and 23 April followed by a plenary meeting of all E3/EU+3 Political Directors and Iran,” the statement clarified.
“In parallel, experts will continue the work on the technical details necessary to finalize the political work,” the brief note concluded.
After intense down-to-the-wire negotiations, Iran and G5+1 world leaders (China, the United States, France, Britain, Russia, plus Germany) reached a preliminary agreement which will serve as the basis for a comprehensive agreement, required to be finalized by June 30.
The agreement will finally put an end to the 12-year dispute over Iran’s nuclear program and will aim at limiting Iranian nuclear capacities and stringent monitoring to ensure the country does not develop nuclear weapons, in exchange for lifting international sanctions imposed on Tehran.