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Iran says negotiation agenda agreed in nuclear talks with powers

Published on Feb 20, 2014 3:05 PM

VIENNA (REUTERS) - Iran and six world powers have agreed on an agenda for negotiations over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme and will meet again in March in Vienna, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying.

Negotiators from Iran and the powers - the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia - have been meeting since Tuesday in the Austrian capital to hammer out an agenda for reaching an ambitious final settlement to the decade-old standoff over Tehran's atomic activities.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told the official IRNA news agency: "The involved parties have agreed on an agenda and a framework and the next round of talks will be in the second half of March in Vienna."

A senior US state department official earlier said about the second day of talks on Wednesday: "Today's discussions, which covered both process and substance, were constructive and useful."

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