The End of Zarif, Kerry First 5 Hours Talks in Last Stage + Video

Mon Mar 16, 2015 18:23:24

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his US counterpart John Kerry finished five hours of talks in the Swiss town of Lausanne on Monday in a bid to resolve the outstanding differences over Iran's nuclear program, IRNA reports.

The meeting was also attended by head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali-Akbar Salehi and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

Foreign Ministry deputies Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, US Under-Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, as well as Hossein Fereydoun, a special advisor to President Hassan Rouhani were also present at the meeting.

The nuclear talks in Lausanne are expected to last till March 20.

Zarif was later Monday due in Brussels to meet his British, French, German and EU counterparts before returning to Lausanne. AFP reports.

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