Next Round of Full Iran Nuclear Talks on June 16-20 in Vienna


iran-nuclear-chiefInternational negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program will continue in Vienna on June 16-20, the EU said Tuesday, as Tehran and Western powers seek to complete a broad nuclear deal by July 20. That deadline could be extended by a further six months. Nuclear experts will meet in Vienna on June 5-6 for further talks.

Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration may reopen a bilateral negotiating channel with Iran in an effort to seal a nuclear agreement by this summer. Secret talks between Washington and Tehran proved key to unlocking last November’s interim nuclear agreement.

Meanwhile, an international team sent to investigate allegations that chlorine gas had been used as a weapon in Syria’s civil war came under attack on Tuesday, forcing it to abort its mission to reach Kfar Zeita, a village where numerous such attacks have been reported. One of the team’s vehicles was hit with an explosive charge.

{Andy Newscenter}