KABUL: (Middle East Press) US Secretary, John Kerry and the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and some other high ranking officials from both nations have begun the second day of their latest round of talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program in the Swiss city of Montreux.
The talks between Iran and US officials broke out on Tuesday.
The meeting is also attended by head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, deputy foreign ministers Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, Iranian president’s special assistant, Hossein Fereidoun, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, as well as US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, and European Union’s Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Helga Schmid.
The AEOI chief and US energy secretary also held a separate meeting for three hours on Monday and then joined other negotiators in the ministerial talks.
Speaking at the end of the first day of talks on Monday, Zarif said the negotiations offered an opportunity to discuss political matters.
“This round of nuclear negotiations is a good chance for the two [foreign] ministers to discuss political matters, particularly the immediate removal of sanctions,” Zarif said.
During the February talks in Geneva, the Iranian and US negotiators, accompanied by the two countries’ high-ranking technical teams, managed to find solutions to some issues, he added.