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Iran doubts P5+1 ‘willingness’ for success in talks

Iran doubts the willingness of world powers to succeed in upcoming talks in Moscow over its nuclear programme, state news agency IRNA reported Wednesday, quoting the country’s top nuclear negotiator. “Delay by the other side in holding the meeting of experts and deputies is casting doubt and uncertainty over the willingness (of the P5+1 group of world powers) for success in the talks in Moscow,” Saeed Jalili was quoted as telling the group’s representative, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. On Tuesday, Iran said it had sent two letters to Ashton deputy Helga Schmid asking for a preparatory meeting as agreed in talks last month in Baghdad to lay the groundwork for negotiations in Moscow on June 18 and 19. Jalili, who made the comments in a letter to Ashton, said he hoped the P5+1 would be ready to attend the experts meeting between his deputy, Ali Bagheri, and Schmid so that preparations are made for the upcoming talks. He also expressed that “the process of talks only for (further) talks is fruitless.”

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