#AceWorldNews UNITED NATIONS September 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Iran and the P5+1 group (five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany) are working in different formats, having raised the level of security, an informed diplomatic source said on Saturday.
The sides are working on a bilateral basis as well but no plenary meeting is expected on Saturday, the source told ITAR-TASS.
The sides have agreed not to disclose the details of the negotiations and to limit their contacts with the media.
The source said the process was fragile and needed to be handled carefully as the sides were looking for compromises.
Political directors from Iran and the P5+1 group met in New York on Friday, beginning a new round of talks on the Iranian nuclear programme.
The head of the Russian delegation, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov sa said Russia would “continue to work with its partners in order to lay the groundwork for compromises”.
“The recent contacts, including bilateral ones, with the Iranians were quite promising and showed that the Iranian delegation is preparing for the upcoming round most fundamentally,” Ryabkov said, adding that the six world powers were preparing as well.
“We will continue working towards the result,” Ryabkov said.
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#AceWorldNews – DUSHANBE – March 31 – China is satisfied with the level of bilateral cooperation in all spheres, including military and military-technical and guarantees assistance to Tajikistan in the strengthening of its defence capacity,” Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan said.
He said China would supply military uniforms and help in the training of military personnel, adding that this would involve “hundreds of millions of dollars”.
The Chinese side also gave high marks to Tajikistan’s presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which brings together China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
President Emomali Rakhmon, for his part, referred to China as “a good neighbour, a devoted friend and trustworthy partner”.
The Tajik leader praised cooperation of the two countries in the fight against drug expansion and other global challenges and threats.
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#AceWorldNews says Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to visit Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this autumn, signifying a warming of relations following an ongoing island dispute that neither wishes to stand in the way of trade.
“We have seen a good environment created that could help resolve the most difficult problem in bilateral relations,” Putin said before talks began.
Abe told a news conference in Sochi: “Japan and Russia want to solve complex problems and sign a peace treaty as soon as possible.”
The leaders will first meet again at the 40th G8 Summit, also to be held in Sochi in June.
Putin’s press secretary, Dmirty Peskov, confirmed to ITAR-TASS that the visit to Japan is scheduled for October.