- Kerry and Zarif held marathon talks overnight that lasted 7.5 hours, from 10:30pm on Wednesday to 6am on Thursday local time.
- Zarif tells reporters after the record meeting. "We don't know yet. They (P5+1) are talking among themselves, we have to wait and see."
- At 10:50am, P5+1 began their meeting. Kerry and EU-3 FMs in attendance. Russia and China are represented by their political directors.
- Historians tell Bloomberg John Kerry's marathon talks with Zarif on Iran's nuclear program longest U.S. negotiating session since 1919 Paris Conference after WWI.
UPDATE (WED 1APR): Kerry and Zarif held talks on Wednesday night. The Iranians were said to resent "new recommendations" on how to bridge the gap that have been holding up the accord. The talks are heading toward a moment of decision, The New York Time reported.
UPDATE: After failing to reach a framework agreement, the negotiators extended the talks for a second day into Thursday. Sate Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf said Secretary Kerry will stay until at least Thursday morning. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is also staying , so are the European FMs. The Chinese and Russian FMs have already left Lausanne.
Iran, P5+1 ministerial plenary meeting was held in Lausanne Wednesday morning. There are still unresolved issues. It appears that instead of a framework agreement, the sides might produce a “Common Understanding of Principles,” a recap of political agreements so far and way ahead.