Talks are set to resume over Tehran’s nuclear program. Top officials from Iran and the U.S. meet face-to-face Monday in Geneva. EU diplomats will also be at the talks.
An interim agreement was signed last November and, some sanctions on Iran were relaxed. But, that agreement expires next month. There are still several difficult issues to be resolved.
Meanwhile, the U.S. announced Saturday that it is sending two top negotiators to Geneva for direct talks with Iranian officials over Tehran’s nuclear program.
An interim deal reached in November by Iran and six world powers — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany — limited Iran’s uranium enrichment program. In exchange, some penalties imposed against Iran were eased. But sanctions such as those targeting Iran’s oil imports, have remained in place.
Those nuclear talks are scheduled to resume June 16. There’s an informal deadline of July 20 for a comprehensive deal. CCTV correspondent Nathan King reports with more.