THE MODALITY FOR COMPREHENSIVE NEGOTIATIONS
one: Preliminary talks,
this stage, a maximum 3 rounds of talks will take place between Dr. Jalili,
representing the Islamic Republic of Iran and Dr. Solana, representing the 3+3.
2) By the
end of the above stage, the parties will have agreed on a modality to govern the
negotiations. They will have further agreed on the subsequent stages of
negotiations, which will include the following.
Determination of the timetable and the agendas of negotiations that will take
place in the stage - which will be based on the commonalities of the two
packages. Subsequently the committees will be organised and their agendas' will
also be determined.
Requirements, manner and time of entry into the next stage.
two: Start of talks,
completion of stage one and implementation of the agreed requirements, talks
will start at the level of ministers.
2) At the
beginning of the above stage, the 7 states will meet the following requirements:
3+3 will refrain from taking any unilateral or multilateral action - or
sanctions - against Iran, both inside and outside the UNSC. The group will
further discontinue certain unilateral measures taken by one or some of it's
Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to cooperate with the agency.
this stage a minimum of 4 meetings will take place between Mr. Solana, the
foreign ministers of the 3+3, and Dr. Jalili, the Minister for Foreign Affairs
and the head of the Atomic Energy Organisation, representing the Islamic
Republic of Iran.
guiding principles of the meetings that will be attended by the 3+3 foreign
ministers, plus Mr. Solana, in which the Islamic Republic of Iran will be
represented by Dr. Jalili and the relevant ministers, will be as follows:
parties will abstain from referring to, or discussing, divergent issues that can
potentially hinder the progress of negotiations.
parties will start by discussing issues that are considered as common ground.
parties will agree on a timetable, list of issues to be discussed, and
priorities of the negotiations.
talks will end by issuing an official joint statement on the agreements reached
at the above stage.
Following the statement on the completion of the talks, the 3 specialized
committees will produce and finalize agreements on comprehensive cooperation.
the completion of the second stage of the talks, the 6 states will discontinue
the sanctions and existing UNSC resolutions. Iran, in turn, will implement the
the start of the third stage, the 7 states will start to negotiate to produce
and sign a comprehensive agreement relating to their "collective obligations" on
economic, political, regional, international, nuclear, energy, security and
defense cooperation - whose proposals will be presented to them by the
negotiations will be conducted within a 2 month period. However, the period can
be extended by mutual agreement.
Following the conclusion of the comprehensive and long-term agreement on
"collective obligations" Iran's nuclear issue must be concluded in the UNSC and
fully and completely returned to the Agency. Moreover, the issue must be taken
out of the board of Governor's agenda and the implementation of the safeguards
must be returned to normal in Iran.
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