|Iranian negotiators in Vienna to draft final nuclear deal||
TEHRAN – The Iranian negotiators headed by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Tuesday to start a new round of talks with the world powers over the country’s nuclear energy program.
Iran and the 5+1 group-- the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain, and Germany-- will start the three-day negotiations on Wednesday to discuss drafting the text of a final agreement.
The Vienna talks are meant to build on an interim deal struck in Geneva in November 2013 to reach a comprehensive deal to help resolve the decade-old dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Under the Geneva deal, Iran agreed not to expand its nuclear program for six months in exchange for limited sanctions relief. The agreement came into force on January 20. Iran and the major powers have set a July 20 deadline to clinch a long-term nuclear deal.
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