Start of third round of Iranian nuclear talks both "detailed and substantial"

The spokesman for Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European External Action Service, tweeted Tuesday that the start of the third round of Iranian nuclear discussions were both "detailed and substantial."
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   April 8, 2014 at 1:51 PM

VIENNA, April 8 (UPI) -- The third round of Iranian nuclear talks are underway in Vienna, with initial reports that the discussions have been both "detailed and substantial."

Delegates from the P5+1 countries -- the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States) plus Germany -- met with the Iranian delegation led by Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday to work toward a comprehensive Iranian nuclear agreement.

Michael Mann, Ashton's spokesman, tweeted Tuesday that the plenary session's "Discussions were detailed and substantial."

As the day's session began, the Iranian foreign minister tweeted the objective of the meeting, to establish a final accord that takes into account "collective responsibility" and the "interests of all sides."

The gathering in Vienna is the third meeting of the P5+1 since the Joint Plan of Action was implemented in January.

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