Laurent Fabius

French Foreign Minister returns to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius returned to Vienna to join talks on Iran’s nuclear program.

VIENNA (Sputnik) — French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius returned to the Austrian capital Vienna on Saturday to join ongoing talks between Tehran and international mediators on the hotly-debated Iranian nuclear program.Fabius had departed Vienna late Friday for a climate conference in Paris.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond left the talks on Friday and is expected to return to Vienna on Saturday.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini are currently in Vienna.

The international negotiators, including the United Kingdom, Germany, China, France, Russia, and the United States are working on the final details of a comprehensive agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program. The deal will ease Western sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for assurances, supported by inspection, of the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.Under the April framework agreement, the document was to be finalized before June 30, but the deadline has been repeatedly postponed.