Iran, US nuclear delegation keeping talks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.16
By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
The U.S. and Iran's nuclear delegation teams kept on negotiations in deputy of foreign ministers level in Geneva on Jan.16.
IRNA reported that Deputy for Legal and International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Abbas Araghchi and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman held mutual talks with presence of Majid Takhte Ravanchi and William Joseph Burns the high ranking diplomats Friday, while the delegations in expert level has held two rounds of nuclear talks on same day.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary John Kerry held a bilateral talks on Wednesday. Zarif also met with his German counterpart Thursday and is expected to have a meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Jan.16.
He also will meet again with Kerry on Friday in Paris.
Iran and P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council comprising of China, France, Russia, Britain, the US Plus Germany) sealed an interim deal in Geneva on November 24, 2013 to pave the way for the full resolution of the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program.
The Geneva deal took effect on January 20 and expired on July 20. However the two sides agreed to extend their talks for four months until Nov. 24 to reach a permanent deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program. At a meeting held on November 24, 2014, the sides agreed to extend the talks for further seven months.