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News number: 9107166286

14:23 | 2013-05-01

Foriegn Policy

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Russia Says Iran, 5+1 Group Talks Should Be Held Sooner

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and senior nuclear negotiator Sergei Ryabkov said a new round of nuclear talks between Iran and Group 5+1 should be held as soon as possible.



Ryabkov told reporters on Tuesday progress has been achieved in contents of the recent talks, although it is not adequate, Islamic republic news agency reported.

Ryabkov added that postponing the talks is an inappropriate move and there is no reason for it.

The Russian senior nuclear negotiator said there is no agreement on venue and date of new round of talks, and consultation with both sides continues.

Iran has recently expressed its readiness for the new round of talks with Group 5+1.

Assistant Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Baqeri declared Iran's readiness for talks and added that date for future talk with Group 5+1 is not determined yet.

He recommended that the group enters the talk constructively, and clearly,

The last round of talks was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on April 5-6, 2013.

Saeed Jalili was heading Iranian delegation and Catherine Ashton headed negotiating team of the Group 5+1.