Iran, US to Hold Fresh Nuclear Talks in Zurich This Week
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Swiss city of Zurich is set to host a fresh round of talks between Iranian and US officials on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear energy program.
Negotiating teams from Iran and the United States on Friday and Saturday, January 23-24, will hold the latest round of nuclear talks following discussions in Geneva last week.
According to the US State Department, the American negotiating team will be led by Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman.
Also attending the talks in Zurich will be European Union Special Advisor on the Iran talks, Catherine Ashton and senior EU negotiator Helga Schmid.
Earlier last week, Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) wrapped up the latest round of negotiations in Switzerland with the next round slated for early February.
Negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as the P5+1 or E3+3) aim to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
According to senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi, a full round of nuclear talks involving all six powers and Iran has already been fixed for early February.