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European Commission

Press release

Brussels, 24 November 2013

Statement by the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso on Iran talks

"The agreement found today in Geneva between the European Union, negotiating on behalf of the E3+3 countries, and Iran is a major breakthrough for global security and stability. I would like to congratulate in particular Catherine Ashton, the High Representative/Vice-President of the European Commission, for this accomplishment which is a result of her tireless engagement and dedication to the issue over the last 4 years.

It is now important that all parties continue to cooperate in a constructive spirit in the implementation of the agreement so that clear guarantees can be given to the international community regarding the peaceful and civilian nature of Iran's nuclear programme as well as a full cooperation with the IAEA. This achievement is also a result of the EU's two track policy and a real testimony of our attachment to regional and global stability."

Contacts :

Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen (+32 2 295 30 70)

Natasja Bohez Rubiano (+32 2 296 64 70)

Mark Gray (+32 2 298 86 44)

Leonor Ribeiro Da Silva (+32 2 298 81 55)

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