Following two days of unofficial talks in Istanbul, the Iranian foreign minister and the EU foreign policy chief announced that the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 will continue on June 16 at the IAEA offices in Vienna.

After the last round of negotiations, the parties reported no substantial progress, and no date for the next meeting was announced at the time.

Abbas Araghchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister, and Michael Mann, deputy to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, have both expressed positive reactions to the unofficial talks between Zarif and Ashton.

The nuclear talks are now moving into the new stage of drafting a final agreement between the parties.