Two rounds of senior-level meetings in Montreux, Switzerland were very productive, good steps were taken, and the technical impasse in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany)was broken, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday.
Over the past two weeks, Salehi and US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz held meetings in Geneva and Montreux to discuss the technical side of Iran's nuclear activities.
"We had reached sort of stalemate in the technical talks,” Salehi stated, adding that he joined the team of Iranian nuclear negotiators as deemed by Iran's higher-ranking leaders to discuss details with the highest-ranking US energy official.
"In those talks, we talks about the enrichment, Arak heavy water reactor, the issue of research and development, the issue of Fordow facilities, and some minor subjects,” the AEOI chief said.
Iran and the six nations are in talks to come out with a final agreement to end more than a decade of deadlock over Tehran’s nuclear energy case.
The 2 sides held bilateral and multilateral negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland earlier in February to lessen their disagreements ahead of a deadline for a final agreement set for July 1.