Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Big powers want "early" results in Iran diplomacy - draft
VIENNA (Reuters) - Six world powers will call for quick tangible results in nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed in February after an eight-month break, according to a draft joint statement obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.
The draft being considered by the United States, Russia, China, France, Germany and Britain described a February 26-27 meeting with Iran in Almaty, Kazakhstan, as "useful". The two sides are due to hold further talks in early April at the same venue.
"We seek tangible results in this diplomatic process at an early stage," said the statement, expected to be delivered at a board meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Wednesday.
"We reaffirm our continuing support for a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue," it said.
(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Kevin Liffey)