Iran, US resume nuclear talks at deputy level

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran and the United States on Friday began a fresh round of deputy-level talks in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tehran’s civilian nuclear program.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi and Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi met with US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Paris to hold talks with his French and American counterparts.

On Sunday, January 18, representatives from Iran and the Group 5+1 (France, Britain, the United States, Russia, China, and Germany) will have a plenary meeting in Geneva.

Negotiations between Iran and the sextet aim to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.

The two sides wrapped up their latest round of nuclear talks in the Swiss city on December 17, 2014, three weeks after they failed to reach a final agreement by a November 24 deadline despite making some progress.

They agreed to extend their discussions until July 1, 2015.

By Tasnim News Agency


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