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Iran, Sextet end second day of expert-level talks

Source: Press TV

Hofburg Palace in Vienna (photo by Faraj Samai, Islamic Republic News Agency)

Representatives from Iran and the six world powers have ended their second day of expert-level talks over Tehran's nuclear energy program.

The details of the negotiations, which were held on Thursday in the Austrian capital, Vienna, between negotiators from Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China - plus Germany, have not been revealed yet.

The two sides brought up and accurately discussed detailed expert-level issues during the intensive, technical talks that began on Wednesday, said Hamid Baeidinejad, director general for political and international affairs at the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

"The results of this expert session will be presented to the senior officials of the two sides," he added.

The talks were held on the sidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors' quarterly meeting.

Baeidinejad headed the Iranian negotiating team while Stephen Clement, an aide to European Union foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, represented the other negotiating delegation in the two-day talks.

Iran and the six countries have been discussing ways to iron out differences and start drafting a final deal that would end the West's dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program.

Iran and its negotiating partners wrapped up their latest round of high-level nuclear talks in Vienna on May 16. The next round of talks between the two sides is slated to be held in the Austrian capital on June 16-20.

In November 2013, Iran and the six world powers signed an interim nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Geneva that came into force on January 20.

Under the Geneva deal, the six countries agreed to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period. It was also agreed that no nuclear-related sanctions would be imposed on the Islamic Republic within the same time frame.

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