Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany resume nuclear talks in Vienna. Iran's foreign minister says drafting the final agreement will be a difficult task.
Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the remaining issues will all be dealt with during two days of talks in Vienna, so that both sides could start drafting the final agreement in May. He described his talks with EU Foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton as useful, adding that both sides agreed on the necessity of moving forward on the basis of mutual respect. Zarif said the current talks will focus on issues that have not been tackled so far, such as the mechanism for nuclear inspections. On the recent anti-Iran resolution adopted by the European Parliament, Zarif said that any dealing with the Iranian nation should be based on respect, warning that such measures would stir skepticism on the Iranian side.