Kerry, Zarif to Meet as Iran Nuclear Talks Continue


John Kerry Mohammad Javad Zarif

Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet Monday in New York for the first time since announcing a framework deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

A senior State Department official said Sunday the meeting will take place on the sidelines of the U.N.’s conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Negotiators from Iran and a group of six world powers have given themselves until June 30 to agree on a final deal addressing Iran’s nuclear program and concerns that it could be used to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has long insisted its nuclear activity is peaceful, and wants the full repeal of related sanctions that have severely hurt its economy.


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