“The negotiation team comprising experts and an aide to the Iranian foreign minister will fly from Tehran to Geneva on December 15, and the meeting will take place on December 16 or 17. But if the delegation leaves in the morning, first consultations may be held late on December 15,” he said.
The West has long suspected Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear program, while Tehran insists that its nuclear activity is aimed to satisfy the country’s growing energy needs.
The latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 in Vienna did not produce a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program and the sides agreed to continue the discussions until July 2015.
Earlier this week Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov announced that the new round of talks will be held before the end of 2014.