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Publish Date: 12:19 - 17 September 2013
Tehran, YJC. A diplomat has said that the new Iranian negotiating team will have nothing new to offer in New York.

Speaking on conditions of anonymity, a diplomat said "As with always, the new round of negotiations will begin with a bilateral talk. The next step then will be to come to terms on the time and place of the Iran-Six Powers talks,” Irannuc reports.

He added that the new negotiating team is not likely to be as selective as the previous one in deciding the time and place for negotiations.

"The objective of the first meeting is for the two sides to know each other. Now it is important for Iran to see under the influence of the new administration as well as developments over Syria, with what morale and agenda the West will come to the negotiation table,” the diplomat futher said.

Meanwhile some experts in Tehran maintain that although new plans are under work by the Foreign Minister’s team, they will not be taking any new initiative to New York in their trip to attend the UN General Assembly.

It also seems that the Rouhani team would like to improve the negotiation level to that of foreign ministers.

A diplomat says "It seems that the new team would like to repeat the 2002-2005 experience. It thinks that improving the negotiation level to Foreign Ministry can better gratify the idea of rapid negotiations. But it is not clear if the structure of the 5+1 will allow that.”

Mr. Rouhani and his team will enter New York on September 22.

Sources report that Zarif and Ashton will be meeting on Monday, September 23.

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