Final accord by June 30
US secretary of state John Kerry (centre) and British foreign secretary Philip Hammond (second from right) wait with US under secretary for political affairs Wendy Sherman (left), US secretary of energy Ernest Moniz (second from left) and others before a meeting with Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union and Iranian officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday. — AP
US secretary of state John Kerry gestures while waiting for the opening of a plenary session with P5+1 ministers, EU and Iranian delegations on Iran nuclear talks at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Tuesday. — AP
Iran and world powers have reached tentative agreement on parts of a deal sharply curtailing Tehran’s nuclear programme, Western diplomats said on Sunday while cautioning that the deal is by no means
Marathon Iran nuclear talks headed Friday towards a critical weekend as Britain said its foreign minister would join his US, Iranian and French counterparts in racing the clock to pin down a deal.
Iran’s nuclear chief said on Thursday he was “optimistic” about reaching a ground-breaking nuclear deal, as US and Iranian diplomats launched down-to-the-wire talks chasing a March 31 deadline.
On US secretary of state John Kerry’s Swiss bike rides last week to unwind from intense Iran nuclear talks, one emerging tricky issue may well have been going round his head: UN sanctions.
No breakthrough yet, but ‘progress made’
Key differences remain ahead of March 31 deadline but Iran says 90% of ‘technical issues’ solved
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