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Kerry’s talks in Europe to include Iran nuclear accord: report
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep3(233).jpgTEHRAN – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s discussions on global security in Germany will include Iran's nuclear program and the deal recently reached between Tehran and world powers, Voice of America reported on Friday.    
Officials from around the world, including Iranian and U.S. diplomats, will gather together at the 50th Munich Security Conference, which is scheduled to be held from January 31 to February 2.  
An interim deal between Iran and the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - known as the P5+1 - came into force on January 20. The six-month agreement granted Iran a limited easing of the sanctions in return for temporary constraints on its uranium enrichment and nuclear development.
The deal puts relations between Washington and Tehran on a cautious new footing, said former U.S. ambassador Adam Ereli, according to VOA. 
"There certainly is a degree of optimism in the American administration that hasn't been there for a long, long time because frankly, I think, this process has gone further than anybody expected at the beginning," said Ereli.
U.S. officials have said better relations with Iran could help in Afghanistan, where NATO forces are due to end their mission this year, and in Iraq, where the government is fighting militants based in areas along the Syrian border.

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