VIENNA, June 20 World powers and Iran will
resume negotiations over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities on
July 2, after a round of talks in Vienna this week, a senior
Chinese official at the talks said on Friday.
He suggested that meeting, to take place just ahead of a
July 20 deadline for a comprehensive deal on the issue, would be
held at a political, not technical, level.
"The next round will start from July 2," Wang Qun told
reporters. He also said the two sides agreed on a "joint textual
framework" for a deal, but gave no other details.
"This is the progress we have made," he said.
Senior diplomats from the United States, Russia, China,
France, Britain and Germany met Iranian and European Union
officials in Vienna between June 16 and 20 to try to resolve
their decade-old dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
(Reporting by Justyna Pawlak; Editing by Alison Williams)