US Secretaries of Energy and State to take part in N talks with Iran Mar.15
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar.13
By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and the U.S. negotiating team will travel on March 15 to Lausanne, Switzerland, where they will join Secretary of State John Kerry to meet with Iranian officials.
"These bilateral consultations take place in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran and thus include Deputy Secretary General for the EU's External Action Service Helga Schmid and her team," the U.S. State Department's Persian Language Spokesperson Alan Eyre told Trend March 13.
He said that "at the request of Secretary John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travel to Lausanne to join in the negotiations".
Iran and the P5+1 are preparing to reach a political agreement by the end of March and attempting to achieve a comprehensive nuclear deal by late June.
The full U.S. delegation list for Lausanne follows:
Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Robert Malley, Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, and the Gulf States, National Security Council
James Timbie, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
Paul Irwin, Director for Nonproliferation, National Security Council
Christopher Backemeyer, Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, Department of State
Kevin Veal, Director of the Office of International Nuclear Safeguards, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy
Felicia Swindells, Senior Sanctions Policy Advisor, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Newell Highsmith, Deputy Legal Advisor, Department of State
Joshua Black, Chief, Sanctions and Counterterrorism, U.S. Mission to the United Nations
Alan Eyre, Persian Language Spokesperson, Department of State
Mark Appleton, Special Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Energy
Julia Jacoby, Special Assistant to Under Secretary of State Sherman