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Iran's Zarif Meets Kerry In Paris

  • RFE/RL's Radio Farda

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met in Paris with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on January 16 for more talks on Tehran’s nuclear program.

Iranian news agencies and journalists in Paris report that the meeting lasted about an hour.

It was the third meeting between the two in the past two days.

On January 14, Kerry and Zarif held more than five hours of talks in Geneva before breaking for 90 minutes and returning for a surprise second meeting.

Kerry traveled to Paris on January 16 to honor the 17 victims killed in last week's terrorist attacks by Islamist militants.

Zarif also was meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris on January 16 to discuss bilateral and regional issues.

Iran and six world powers have set a July 1 deadline for a permanent deal that would curb Tehran's nuclear program, easing concerns it could develop atomic weapons, in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.

With reporting by AFP and Reuters
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