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EU foreign policy chief to visit Iran

English.news.cn   2014-02-04 04:34:59

TEHRAN, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will pay a visit to Iran after the next round of talks between Iran and six world powers slated for Feb. 18, Press TV reported on Monday.

"The exact date of the visit has not been determined yet but it will take place after the talks," Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American affairs Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi said Monday.

Iran and the P5+1 group, namely the United States, China, France, Britain and Russia plus Germany, will hold their talks with the goal of reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Feb. 18.

"The final step negotiations will be a long-term and difficult process... We should see how the talks will go on," Takht-e- Ravanchi said, adding: "Iran will present new proposals to the West if necessary."

Iran and the powers signed an interim agreement regarding its nuclear program in Geneva in November. On Jan. 20, the two sides started to implement the deal set to run six months, where Tehran suspends its most sensitive part of nuclear activities in exchange for partial relief of the sanctions on its energy and financial sectors.

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