Sommaire: 2 July 2012, Brussels - Statement ahead of the technical meeting between the E3+3 and Iran in Istanbul on 3 July, 2012
As agreed between High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton and the E3+3 Political Directors and Dr. Jalili in Moscow, a technical-level meeting will take place between the E3+3 and Iran in Istanbul on 3 July, 2012.
The meeting will aim to provide further clarification of the E3+ 3 proposal; increase the E3+3 understanding of the Iranian response given in Moscow; and study the issues raised by Iran during the sessions. Technical experts from the E3+3 and Iran will attend.
Ahead of the meeting, High Representative/Vice-President Ashton stated:
«We hope Iran will seize the opportunity of this meeting to show a willingness to take concrete steps to urgently meet the concerns of the international community, to build confidence in the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme and to meet its international obligations.»