“(Kerry and Zarif) discussed the upcoming negotiations with the P5+1 and the EU on a comprehensive agreement that will begin in Vienna next month,” a senior US State Department official said. “Kerry reiterated the importance of both sides negotiating in good faith and Iran abiding by its commitments under the Joint Plan of Action (agreed in November),” said the official. (AP, 2 February)
“Kerry also made clear that the United States will continue to enforce existing sanctions,” the State Department official added.
Meanwhile, Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency said today that Iranian officials “reject” published reports on the contents of Zarif-Kerry talks and consider them “imprecise and unconfirmed.”
Fars did not say which parts of the published reports were imprecise or unconfirmed.
Photo: Secretary of State John Kerry at Munich Security Conference Saturday, 1 February 2014. (AP/Frank Augstein)