Kerry to travel to Vienna for Iran talks Friday: State Dept
US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna on Friday to hold talks with officials on Iran's nuclear energy program in a final push to seal a historic agreement with Tehran, the State Department says, Press TV reported.
State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement on Wednesday that the secretary of state "will travel to Vienna, Austria, on June 26 to participate in the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran."
The State Department has said that Kerry, who is still walking on crutches after breaking his leg in a cycling accident in France late last month, remains focused on reaching an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.
The globe-trotting American diplomat was hospitalized in the Swiss city of Geneva on May 31 after the accident across the border in the French Alps. He returned to the United States next day for surgery on the broken leg.
Kerry's fall comes as the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany are engaged in intense negotiations to nail down a comprehensive deal on Iran's civilian nuclear program.
Kerry had to scrap the final parts of a multi-stop diplomatic visit that has already included meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Geneva.
Iran and the P5+1 group - the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany - reached a landmark framework agreement over Tehran's nuclear program in Switzerland on April 2. The two sides will draft a final accord by the end of June.
"There is the possibility that we can finish this by the deadline or a few days after the deadline," Zarif said earlier this week.