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Iran says nuclear deal talks with EU to resume on Thursday

Published on Jan 7, 2014 5:41 PM

TEHERAN (AFP) - Iran and European Union officials representing world powers will meet in Geneva on Thursday to iron out remaining obstacles in implementing a historic nuclear deal, Iranian officials said.

The two-day meeting will focus on "one or two remaining issues pending a political decision" before the deal reached in November can be put into effect, Iran's foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told reporters on Tuesday.

Under the deal, Iran will curb parts of its nuclear drive for six months in exchange for modest sanctions relief and a promise by Western powers not to impose new sanctions.

This week's talks will bring together Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi and Helga Schmid, the deputy to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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