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Iran Delegation: Nuke Deal by Late January.

Hamid Baeedinejad, who heads the Iranian delegation of experts, said the Geneva agreement should be implemented in late January,
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 12/31/2013, 10:59 PM

Iranian, P5 1 delegations in Geneva October 15, 2013
Iranian, P5 1 delegations in Geneva October 15, 2013

The head of the Iranian delegation of experts to the Geneva 2 talks said Tuesday that the agreements reached there should be implemented in late January.

Negotiations between the P5+1 powers and Iran went on all night until early on Tuesday morning in Geneva, "and the two sides have made good progress on different issues", Abbas Araqchi, Iran's lead negotiator, said in comments carried by official news agency IRNA.

Al Jazeera reported that he said, they are "going to submit their conclusions to the vice-ministers and political heads because there are still questions to be resolved on the political level”, stressing that "the experts had done their work".

He said there would probably be "a meeting next week with Olga Schmitt", the deputy to European Union foreign policy head Catherine Ashton, who has been representing the P5+1 group in Tehran.

Experts from Iran and the P5+1 powers – the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany – have been holding technical talks on implementing an agreement reached on November 24 on Iran's nuclear program.

The interim deal requires that Iran freeze its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for some sanctions relief while the two sides try to reach a comprehensive agreement.

Hamid Baeedinejad, who heads the Iranian delegation of experts, said the Geneva agreement should be implemented in late January, the ISNA news agency has reported.

"According to the conclusions of talks held with technical experts from the P5+1 group, it has been agreed to start the application of he Geneva agreement in the last 10 days of January," he said.