Iran’s FM Meets with Austrian, US Counterparts in Vienna

VIENNA (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday held separate bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Austria and the United States on the day when the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers is expected to be implemented.

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Zarif held a meeting with Austria’s Sebastian Kurz in Hotel Palais Coburg in the Austrian capital.

The Iranian foreign minister had earlier held a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

The meetings come as implementation of the nuclear deal finalized by Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) back in July 2015 is slated to begin in a few hours.

Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini are expected to announce today as the “implementation day” of the deal, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Zarif and Mogherini will make a joint statement on the issue. When the JCPOA takes effect, all nuclear-related anti-Iran sanctions will be removed.

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