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Western diplomats start drafting Iran nuclear deal

June 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

Western diplomats and Iran have started drafting a nuclear agreement following talks that took place between 16-20 June in Vienna, an EU official told reporters on Friday.

According to Michael Mann, a spokesperson for EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, diplomats have agreed on a number of points that would be included in the draft in the second round of talks in Vienna scheduled for 2 July.

“We presented each other with a number of ideas on a range of issues, and we have begun the drafting process,” he said.

He added that the P5+1 countries, namely the US, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany, will meet in Brussels on 26 June to discuss the upcoming negotiations, hoping to reach a comprehensive agreement by the 20 July deadline.