MOSCOW, January 5. /TASS/. A regular round of talks between Iran and the six international negotiators on Iran’s nuclear program (P5+1) at the level of political directors will be held January 15 in Geneva, an Iranian diplomatic source said Monday.
Russia will traditionally be represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.
The source said the meeting will last one day. The previous round took place on December 17 in Geneva.
The P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, and France plus Germany) and Tehran have agreed to extend the deadline for an agreement in the talks on Iran’s nuclear program to June 30.
Iran says it needs nuclear power to generate electricity, but Western powers led by the United States claim Iran’s eventual aim is to create nuclear weapons.