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Iran and the six major world powers have started the first round of their fresh talks in the Austrian capital, Vienna, in pursuit of a final agreement on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.
The talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - China, Russia, Britain, France and the United States - plus Germany began on Tuesday at the United Nations office in Vienna.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says he is not optimistic about Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 group but noted he is not opposed to the talks either.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that the Iranian administration will not violate its pledge to continue nuclear talks with the Sextet of world powers – the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany – stressing, however, that Washington’s enmity towards Iran would not end with such negotiations.
Iran and the Sextet clinched an interim nuclear deal in Geneva, Switzerland, last November. The two sides are to resume their talks in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on February 18 in order to reach a final accord aimed at fully resolving the West’s decade-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program.