Statement by Catherine Ashton following the E3/EU+3 with Iran talks in Geneva: 16/10/2013
End production: 16/10/2013 First transmission: 16/10/2013
On 16 October 2013, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, gave a statement following the E3/EU+3 Iran talks in Geneva, Switzerland.
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||Soundbite by Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, (in ENGLISH): Well, we have met with Minister Zarif and his team in a variety of different formats, in plenary sessions, bilaterally and in technical discussions. This has been the most detailed of discussions that we have had. We are not going to talk about the details, we are going to meet again in three weeks time and between now and then, there will be an experts meeting to allow us to drill down further some of the issues that we were discussing.
And, as always, what we are looking at is; is there a first step we can take, what would the last step be in the process and how we deal with common objectives.
And those will be the issues that will frame our discussions.