US announces delegation to Iran nuclear talks in Austria – State Department

Washington has announced US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will accompany Secretary of State John Kerry to the Iran Nuclear Talks in Austria scheduled to start on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Iran and the six international negotiators, comprising the United States, China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and Germany, have to reach a deal, securing the peaceful nature of Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing of sanctions before the June 30 deadline.

In April, the P5+1 and Iran reached a political framework deal on the issue.

“In the context of the EU-coordinated P5+1 negotiations with Iran, Secretary Kerry will be joined in Vienna, Austria, on June 26 and onwards by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, and the US negotiating team,” the US Department of State press release said on Thursday.

The delegation will also include National Security Council’s Director for Nonproliferation Paul Irwin, State Department’s Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy Christopher Backemeyer, Sanctions and Counterterrorism Chief of US Mission to the United Nations Joshua Black, and State Department’s Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications Marie Harf among others.
By Sputnik News