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Iran, U.S. hold nuclear talks in Geneva

English.news.cn   2014-08-07 21:41:47

GENEVA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua)-- Senior Iranian and U.S. officials on Thursday meet in Geneva to continue nuclear negotiations.

The U.S. State Department on Thursday said in a statement that deputy secretary of state Bill Burns led the U.S. delegation, which also included under secretary of state Wendy Sherman and Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser to U.S. vice president Joe Biden.

The Iranian state news agency IRNA said the Iranian delegation led by Iranian deputy foreign ministers Majid Takht-e Ravanchi and Abbas Araqchi, noting experts from both countries are also participating in the talks.

The talks are aimed at continuing consultations on the disputed issue and studying ways to make viewpoints closer to each other, IRNA quoted a member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team as saying.

U.S. Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva told Xinhua that at present there are no more details to be disclosed on the talks.

The P5+1, comprised of the United States, China, France, Russia, Britain and Germany, and Iran failed to meet the deadline of July 20 to reach a comprehensive agreement, but agreed to extend the talks until Nov. 24.

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