Zarif, Kerry resume nuclear talks in Lausanne

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets US Secretary of State John Kerry in Lausanne on March 16, 2015.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets US Secretary of State John Kerry in Lausanne on March 16, 2015.

Foreign ministers of Iran and the United States have resumed talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne in an attempt to bridge their differences on the outstanding issues surrounding Tehran’s nuclear program.

The talks headed by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry resumed in Lausanne on Wednesday.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman are also present in the meeting.

On Tuesday, Salehi said that Tehran and Washington have resolved their differences over 90 percent of the issues in the talks.

“We have reached mutual understanding on 90 percent of technical issues,” Salehi told IRIB news, adding that “there remains only a single sticking point, which is very important.”

The latest round of talks on Iran’s nuclear program kicked off in Lausanne on Sunday with high-level technical negotiations between Salehi and Moniz.

Iran and the P5+1 countries – the United States, Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany – are seeking to seal a comprehensive nuclear deal by July 1.The two sides have already missed two self-imposed deadlines for inking a final agreement since they signed an interim one in the Swiss city of Geneva in November 2013.

By Press TV