Iran, US begin nuclear talks in Lausanne

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The United States and Iran are set to begin a new round of nuclear talks in an effort to bridge their differences and facilitate a comprehensive accord between Tehran and the P5+1 states ahead of a July 1 deadline.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Lausanne on Sunday and will meet with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
CCTV’s Dan Whitehead filed this report from Lausanne.

Iran, US begin nuclear talks in Lausanne

Iran, US begin nuclear talks in Lausanne

The United States and Iran are set to begin a new round of nuclear talks in an effort to bridge their differences and facilitate a comprehensive accord between Tehran and the P5+1 states ahead of a July 1 deadline.

Highlights:

  • The U.S. wants to finally close in on a deal to reduce Tehran’s nuclear capabilities.
  • The sanctions imposed on Iran cost the country estimated five to eight billion dollars a month.
  • Iran wants these sanctions lifted but it also wants to maintain some nuclear capabilities for civilian purposes.
  • John Kerry says there are still “important gaps” that need to be resolved. 
  • Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet EU counterparts on Monday in Brussels, with talks potentially lasting well into the week in Switzerland.