Iran, US Hold 3rd Day of Nuclear Talks in Montreux
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – High-ranking diplomatic delegations from Iran and the US met on Wednesday for the third day in a row in the Swiss city of Montreux for talks on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry led the teams from the two countries.
The meeting was also attended by Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Chief Ali Akbar Salehi and US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
Senior diplomats from Iran and the US have started the new round of nuclear talks since Monday with the aim of narrowing down differences over a comprehensive agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program.
Iran’s top negotiator Zarif announced on Monday that the new round of talks in Switzerland has provided a good opportunity for him and his US counterpart to discuss ways on a speedy removal of sanctions imposed on Tehran over its peaceful nuclear program.
A plenary session involving Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) is slated for March 5.
Iran and the six powers are in talks to sign a long-awaited deal to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s civilian nuclear energy program.