Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the Sextet and Iran have achieved 85 percent understanding on the future agreement on Iran's nuclear program.
"We will begin [work in the new round] where we stopped in Lausanne. Although 85 percent of all understandings or even more has been reached, there are some issues that need effort and, most importantly, it all has to be translated into the language of agreements," Ryabkov told reporters on Thursday.
Ryabkov said the prospects of resuming the negotiations on Iran will be discussed tomorrow in meetings with Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service, who arrives in Moscow on Thursday.
"The organization of further negotiation process will be among the main issues addressed during Helga Schmid's visit to Moscow tomorrow. Among other things, it includes the issue of whether Iranian issues will be addressed at the review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which opens in New York on April 27 and if yes, on what days and in what format. I am not trying to muddy the waters now, but we really don't have an understanding on what dates and in what sequences the negotiations will resume," Ryabkov said.
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