Second day of negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program commences in Istanbul
Jan 22, 2011 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Jan 22, 2011 12:00 am
The second day session of negotiations between the UN Security Council’s permanent members and Germany, the P5 +1 and Iran commences today.
The meetings between the P5 + 1 delegation, headed by European Union High Representative of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and the Iranian committee, headed by secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council and Iran's Chief Nuclear negotiator Saeed Jelili are being held in Turkey's prestigious Çırağan Palace.
There are 35 people participating in the meeting, including Ashton's assistant Robert Cooper, Jelili's assistant Ali Bageri, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns, Germany's Political Director and Foreign Affairs Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Emily Haber, France's Deputy Undersecretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jacques Audibert, China's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Wu Hailong, Russia's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov and England's Political Director and Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Adams.