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New talks on Iran nuclear deal open in Geneva

Published on Jan 10, 2014 2:34 AM

GENEVA (AFP) - Iran and world powers met Thursday to discuss how to implement a landmark deal aimed at containing Tehran's nuclear drive, less than two weeks before the agreement is due to take effect.

Iranian, EU and US negotiators gathered in Geneva for their highest-level talks since hammering out the groundbreaking November 24 deal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani also discussed the implementation of the accord in a phone conversation earlier in the day, according to the Kremlin.

Negotiators have said they want to implement the deal, which aims to rein in Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for some sanctions relief, by January 20.

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