Iranian nuclear talks enter 'deep-water zone'
Posted on May 17 2014 | IANS
Vienna, May 17 : The Iranian nuclear talks has already enter a "deep-water zone", thus the negotiation is like "crossing a river by feeling the stone," said China's chief negotiator Friday.
Wang Qun, head of China's delegation, director general of Chinese Foreign Ministry's arms control and disarmament department, made the remarks in Vienna after he met with an Iranian delegation in Vienna, Xinhua reported.
Iran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, Britain and the US) plus Germany, so called P5+1 group, has held the forth round of talks in the capital city of Vienna.
When asked about the if any progress were made in the talk, he stressed the importance of this round of talks is to deepen the understanding of the sides on the substantive issues in this process.
Western countries want Iran to significantly scale back its nuclear programme to address their concerns.
Since Iranian President Hassan Rohani took office last year, Iran promised to provide greater transparency to address Western concern, hoping to resolve the issue through diplomatic channel.
Under the Geneva deal made in last November, Iran suspends some of its nuclear activities while Western states some relevant sanctions in return.