Monday, January 27, 2014

Iran, World Powers to Meet in New York in Mid-February

First Round of Negotiations on Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement
Iran and world powers will meet in New York in mid-February to begin negotiations on a comprehensive agreement on the country’s nuclear program.

“It is our understanding that the first round of comprehensive negotiations will be in New York in mid-February with dates still being confirmed on schedules,” announced Marie Harf, U.S. state Department’s deputy spokesperson. (Al-Monitor, 27 January)

The last three rounds of nuclear talks that secured a six-month interim agreement last November took place in Geneva.

UPDATE: Iran's state TV confirmed that the first round of negotiations on final status of the country's nuclear program will take place in New York. (IRIB, 27 January)

File photo: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a meeting in New York, 26 September 2013. (Al-Monitor) 

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