Iran says new nuclear road map to be prepared in Istanbul
Last round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and 5+1 group in Moscow ended without any results.
Iran said Wednesday that a new road map will be prepared next week in Istanbul for ongoing nuclear talks between it and a group of leading world powers, the official news agency IRNA reported.
"Experts from both sides will meet (on Tuesday) in Istanbul for discussing and preparing a new road map for the nuclear talks" IRNA quoted Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi as saying.
The last round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the so-called 5+1 group - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States - were convened last week in Moscow, but again ended without any results.
The two sides only agreed to meet at working group level in Istanbul on July 3. However, the exact formation of the groups and the agenda both remain unclear.
"There are some legal and technical issues on the agenda and I am optimistic, although we must be patient, as it might take some time," Salehi said during a visit to Kazakhstan.
All nuclear negotiations in recent years between Iran and the 5+1 group have failed to make headway. Neither side has given any indication since Moscow that there might be the prospect for further talks.