Iran, world powers to meet at expert level in March: Russia

MOSCOW (AFP) - Iran and world powers will hold their next talks over the Iranian nuclear crisis in Istanbul on March 17-18 involving senior officials from both sides, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said after talks in Kazakhstan.

"As a result of two days of negotiations, an agreement has been reached for a meeting at expert level in Istanbul on March 17-18," Mr Ryabkov said, quoted by the state RIA-Novosti news agency.

The expert-level meetings usually involve senior officials ranking below the top negotiators from both sides.