US Secretary of State Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif met in Geneva to discuss the final details of the nuclear deal.
Today (Saturday) US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif met in Geneva, to discuss the final outline of Iran’s civilian nuclear program.
The meeting between the sides takes place exactly one month before the date on which the parties are supposed to sign the final agreement. In early April Iran, the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China agreed on a framework agreement, but left a number of issues on the table, which the delegates are discussing now.
Senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said Saturday that how to implement the agreement is among the differences between Iran and the six world powers, known as the P5+1.
Speaking before a meeting between foreign ministers of Iran and the United States, Araqchi said, “There are issues that we are still seeking to find solutions for them and hope that today’s meeting will help find solutions.”
Araqchi and his Foreign Ministry colleague Majid Ravanchi have held five rounds of talks with top-ranking EU and US officials over the past month on drafting a comprehensive nuclear deal that Iran and the P5+1 hope to reach by a self-imposed June 30 deadline.
Araqchi ruled out the possibility of America interviewing Iranian scientists and inspecting Iran’s military sites.