Tehran say Iran and European Union officials will meet later this week in Geneva to discuss the implementation of a key nuclear accord.
The state news agency IRNA said that Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi will meet with German diplomat Helga Schmid, the deputy to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, at the January 9-10 talks.
Ashton's office represents the so-called P5+1 group of world powers.
Iran and the P5+1 group -- consisting of permanent UN Security Council members the United States, France, Britain, Russia, and China, plus Germany -- agreed a deal on November 24 to curb Iran's nuclear-enrichment program in return for an easing of economic sanctions.
The sides are said to be considering January 20 as a start date to begin implementation.
The West suspects Iran is seeking nuclear weapons. Iran denies the claim.
Based on reporting by AFP and dpa