KABUL: (Middle East Press) US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have started a new round of talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Monday, over Tehran’s nuclear program.
The negotiations begun in an attempt to link their differences on the outstanding issues surrounding Tehran’s nuclear program.
The meeting was also attended by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman together with EU’s Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Helga Schmid, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, Zarif’s deputies Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, special assistant to Iran’s president, Hossein Fereidoun.
The new round of talks in Lausanne came as Salehi and Moniz held high-level technical talks over Tehran’s nuclear program on Sunday.
The meeting was also attended by experts from Iran and the US as well as the AEOI spokesman, Behrouz Kamalvandi.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, the Iranian chief nuclear negotiator said technical aspects and the lifting of sanctions will be the two most important issues that will be discussed in the upcoming round of talks with the P5+1.
Zarif added that Iran and the P5+1 powers can reach a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program if the six countries show the same political will as Iran.