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Chinese FM to visit Vienna for Iranian nuclear issue

Updated: Nov 23,2014 10:37 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Foreign Minister Wang Yi will leave Beijing in the early hours on the morning of Nov 24 to Vienna in Austria, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on the evening of Nov 23.

Wang will attend negotiations for a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, spokesman Hong Lei said.

Wang and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad-Javad Zarif held a phone conversation on Nov 16 over the Iranian nuclear issue.

The six countries — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States — are holding talks with Iran in Vienna. It is hoped that a comprehensive deal would be reached by Nov 24 that would ensure Tehran’s nuclear program is totally peaceful, while, in return, Western states would phase out sanctions that have severely damaged the gulf nation’s oil-dependent economy.