VIENNA, November 24. /TASS/. Iran and P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany) plan later on Monday to adopt a political statement on “good progress” in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program and the extension of negotiations, a European diplomatic source told TASS.
“The negotiations continue. The sides do not rule out they may be extended. In this case, they intend to adopt a statement on the negotiations’ good progress,” he said.
The implementation of agreements that may be reached in talks between Iran and the group of six will take much time, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hadi Suleimanpur said on Monday. “If we agree, the implementation will take much time,” he stressed.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry can have another bilateral meeting in Vienna, a source in the US delegation told TASS on Monday.
The source said it could confirm that such meeting was planned to be held. The meeting can be held just after Iran and the P5+1 talks will take place, the source said.
Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi also held bilateral talks in Vienna's Coburg Hotel, which hosts negotiations between Iran and P5+1 on Monday.
Lavrov, who arrived in Vienna late on Sunday, earlier held talks with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Germany’s foreign chief Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
An official spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry, Hua Chunying, said Beijing hopes that the sides will reach a “comprehensive agreement” at talks on Iran’s nuclear program. “We hope that the sides will be able to take advantage of the true historical chance, show political will and take a decision,” she said.