Experts from Iran and 6 powers start nuclear talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nuclear experts from Iran and six world powers are meeting in New York ahead of high-level political talks next week aimed at reaching an agreement to limit Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons before a July 20 deadline.
Iran’s U.N. Mission said Hamid Baeidinejad, the Foreign Minister’s director for political and international security affairs, is leading its delegation to the two-day experts meeting which began Tuesday.
A European Union spokesman said the experts from Iran, the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany were working “on the technical details in the ongoing efforts to seek a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.”
Russia, the U.N. nuclear agency and outside experts tracking negotiations agree that the Iranians are cooperating and appear to want an agreement that ends crippling sanctions.