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Iran, P5+1 wrap up deputy-level nuclear talks in Montreux

Iran Press TV

Thu Mar 5, 2015 1:23PM

Representatives of Iran and the P5+1 group of countries have wrapped up deputy-level negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program in the city of Montreux, Switzerland.

According to reports on Thursday, deputy foreign ministers of Iran and the six world powers sat down for talks at 14:30 p.m. local time (1330 GMT) in the Swiss city.

Later in the day, Iranian Deputy Foreign Ministers Seyyed Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi met with their Russian and Chinese counterparts, Sergei Ryabkov and Wang Qun, in Montreux.

On Wednesday, Iran's negotiators also held quadrilateral deputy-level talks with Hans Dieter Lucas from Germany, Simon Gass from Britain and Nicolas de Riviere from France.

On the same day, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his American counterpart, John Kerry, wrapped up intense negotiations in Montreux. Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi and US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz also attended the talks.

Iran and the P5+1 countries – Russia, China, Britain, France, and the United States plus Germany – are seeking to seal a comprehensive nuclear deal by July 1. The two sides have already missed two self-imposed deadlines for inking a final agreement since they signed an interim one in the Swiss city of Geneva November 2013.


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