Iran, P5+1 start work on draft agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program

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The third day of talks between Iran and the P5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) can be decisive in the history of Iran’s “nuclear dossier”, a Western source has said. The parties are planning to discuss provisions of a comprehensive agreement, the source said. The draft will include framework conditions, a contents and a preamble, he said, TASS reports.

For two days the parties have coordinated the structure of the document. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said Iran and the P5+1 had practically reached agreement on the structure of the document.

The first part will be devoted to the nuclear program – the enrichment parameters, the work of the reactor in Arak and international nuclear cooperation.

The second part will include chapters on the sanction regime, including the procedure, the time and conditions for lifting sanctions against Iran, a source in the Chinese delegation said.

The parties have many disagreements, the Chinese diplomat said.

In the meantime, Araghchi said, “We hope that we’ll be able to work out a preliminary text of the final agreement upon completion of the consultations.”

“If the parties can coordinate a draft agreement, this will be considered progress,” he said.

The final text of the agreement will be prepared by July 20, Araghchi said.

The purpose of the consultations is to work out a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program that will guarantee the exclusively peaceful nature of Tehran’s research works and make it possible to lift unilateral sanctions and the UN sanctions. Despite the existing difficulties the parties hope to coordinate the document by July 20.

Iran has concerns whether P5+1 group adhere to agreement on nuclear issue

A draft version of a future agreement of P5+1 group could be prepared before the end of the current round of negotiations in Geneva, said Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi on Tuesday. “We hope that by the end of this round we will agree on the provisional text of the agreement. We hope that we will reach an agreement on its structure,” said Araqchi to the Iranian reporters after the second day of the fifth round of negotiations that are being held in Vienna.

The current fifth round of negotiations, between P5+1 group and Tehran will last until June 20. The aim of the negotiations is to develop an agreement that will give the international community guarantees of a peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, which will clear Iran of all international sanctions.

The last round of negotiations that began on Monday should be decisive for the entire course of the negotiations. According to the previously set timetable, an agreement should be developed by 20 July. According to Araqchi the “draft” will have its structure, “table of contents and introduction,” but will leave out certain controversial issues that still remain.

Iran has concerns as to what extent P5+1 intends to adhere to obligations under a future agreement on the nuclear issue, said Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic Abbas Araqchi on Tuesday evening.

“There are concerns as to what extent the other party intends to adhere to obligations under the comprehensive agreement,” said Araqchi to reporters after the second day, of the fifth round of negotiations. Press TV channel was broadcasting the whole negotiation process.

At the same time, Araqchi added that the parties’ compliance of the Interim Agreement, which was signed in November 2014, is encouraging. “We have a good experience in meeting an interim agreement in Geneva, which indicates that the other party may adhere to the agreements,” added Araqchi.

Iran’s objective is to develop an agreement that will give the international community guarantees of a peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, which will result in clearing Iran from all international sanctions. According to the previously set timetable, an agreement should be developed by 20 July.

Commenting on the progress of negotiations, Araqchi noted that participants “are not eager to shift the terms of working out on the agreement.”

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