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    12 February 2014

    Note to Correspondents

    Media Arrangements

    for the

    E3 / EU+3 - Iran Talks

    18-20 February 2014


    EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia and USA) and Iran have asked Austria to host the upcoming round of talks between E3/EU+3 and Iran in Vienna from 18 to 20 February 2014.

    Austria has provided, as part of its foreign policy, its strong support to achieve a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue and therefore welcomes the possibility to provide the venue for these important negotiations. The meeting in Vienna constitutes the start of talks on a comprehensive agreement between E3/EU+3 and Iran.

    Media events:           At present, no media events have been announced, however, press briefings during and/or after the talks are foreseen.

    The venue for press briefings is the Media Centre in the Austria Center Vienna

    IMPORTANT NOTE:   To access the Media Centre, a separate accreditation / registration is required (Holders of a permanent press access card to the VIC will also need additional press accreditation to access the Media Centre.)

    For further information on accreditation visit:

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    Contact Information:

    For information on accreditation and organizational matters:

    Helene SPITZER
    Press Officer
    Tel: +43 (0)50 11 50 3395

    For inquiries on the talks

    by E3/EU+3:

    Michael MANN
    Chief Spokesperson to HRVP Catherine Ashton
    Tel: +32 (0)2 584 9780
    Mobile: +32 (0)498 99 97 80

    Nabila MASSRALI
    Press Officer
    Tel: +32 (0)2 296 92 18
    Mobile: +32 (0)460 75 41 75

    by Iran:

    Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in Vienna
    Tel.: +43 (0)1 269 96 60