Iran-US talks on nuclear issues


A two-day meeting scheduled for Monday between Iran and the US in Geneva will focus mainly on nuclear issues, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday.


The meeting comes ahead of the next round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 or the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the US, China, Russia, France, Britain – plus Germany scheduled for June 16-20 in Vienna, IRNA news agency reported.

The American delegation in Monday’s meeting will be headed by US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, Araqchi said.

Other than the nuclear issues, the sanctions imposed on Iran by the US will also be discussed.

However, US President Barack Obama earlier this month suspended oil sanctions on Iran for the next six months.

Iranian officials will also meet their Russian counterparts June 11-12 in Rome.

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