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Saturday, July 22, 2017 04:41

Zarif, Kerry meet amid hopes for breakthrough in nuclear talks

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Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his U.S. counterpart John Kerry on Monday March 16 in Lausanne, Switzerland to continue the nuclear talks.

Abbas Araghchi, a senior diplomat on the Iranian negotiating team, expressed hope that this round of talks will resolve "important differences".

The meeting between the foreign ministers was to take place on Sunday but an extension of talks between the two delegations which included head of Iran's Atomic Agency Ali Akbar Salehi and Edward Moniz U.S. Secretary of Energy, pushed it to Monday.

Following this meeting, the Iranian foreign minister will travel to Brussels to meet with the European members of the 5+1.

Kerry has expressed hope about significant progress in the next few days adding that the remaining differences are political as opposed to technical.

The parties are supposed to reach a final and comprehensive agreement by the end of June.