KUWAIT CITY, November 10. /TASS/. Trilateral consultations over Iran’s nuclear program underway in Oman’s capital Muscat have entered their second day. Pan-Arab mass media say the negotiators’ chief task is to narrow differences between the West and Iran in the run-up to Tuesday’s full-format round of talks by the Sextet of international negotiators (five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) in Muscat.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and EU representative at negotiators on the comprehensive settlement of the Iranian nuclear program Catherine Ashton arrived in Muscat on Sunday.
The Iranian news agency IRNA said after the November 9 consultations the negotiating partners have gathered again in a bid to produce consent over two key issues of a future deal regarding the Iranian nuclear program — the parameters of uranium enrichment and the rules and dates of lifting foreign sanctions. Also, the term of operation of a future comprehensive agreement to be concluded by November 24, 2014 have been discussed.
At the moment, the negotiations are revolving around the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges and the procedure of lifting sanctions introduced by the United States, the European Union and the UN Security Council.