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Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will be traditionally coordinating the efforts of P5+1 members. The Iranian delegation will be headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will lead the delegation of the USA.
According to Ryabkov, a number of issues that are at the initial stage of consideration remain. “However, the fact that experts working at their level have advanced in the understanding of which problems should be settled is a positive thing,” the deputy minister noted.
He added that all the colleagues, including the Iranian delegation and P5+1 participants, are committed to making efforts so that the round be marked “by the creation of the basis for further steps.” “Nobody’s expectations are higher than that,” the diplomat stressed.
Ryabkov also said he did not think that anything would be put on paper during the forthcoming round in Vienna. “Some aspects have not been considered at all yet,” the deputy minister said. “If it works out, it would be good. If not, it’s no tragedy.”
As a result of long and complex consultations, a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue should be reached. This document should replace the interim agreement drafted in November 2013 in Geneva. This agreement has come into effect January 20 and is designed for six months. Thus, Iran and P5+1 have time until July 20 to make the final arrangements.
“It is possible to reach an agreement, to fit within the timeframe, but additional efforts are needed for that,” Ryabkov told ITAR-TASS. He said the schedule of talks was rather intensive. “We [political directors of the delegations] are meeting once a month,” the diplomat said, expecting that this pace would be maintained.