Nuclear program of Iran
Iran and six world powers wrapped up Friday a fifth round of nuclear talks having started to draft an accord, and will meet again on July 2, the EU said.
"We have worked extremely hard all week to develop elements we can bring together when we meet for the next round in Vienna, beginning on 2 July," said spokesman Michael Mann.
Senior Iranian and U.S. officials were poised to hold direct talks in Geneva June 9 aimed at bridging gaps on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme ahead of a July deadline for a deal.
For the Islamic republic, the goal is to make a leap towards ending the international sanctions that have battered its economy.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to visit Turkey on Monday, for the first time since he was elected last year, a Turkish official said.
The Iranian leader is expected to meet Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan in Ankara for talks on bilateral ties and the broader Middle East, the official told AFP on Thursday.