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Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva described as 'good'

Iranian nuclear negotiations continued in Geneva on December 30 and December 31 with progress described as "good" by Iran's senior nuclear negotiator and concurrence on a January implementation date for the interim nuclear agreement signed in November.

By JC Finley
Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva described as 'good'
In this official presidential photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announces to the Iranian national press that a deal has been struck by Iran and six world powers to curb the Iranian nuclear program with initial sanctions relief, during a press conference at the presidential palace in Tehran, Iran on November 24, 2013. The six world powers involved in the negotiations were the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia. Nuclear negotiations on December 30 in Geneva established that the interim agreement would be implemented in January 2014. (UPI) | License Photo

Negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, along with Germany, resumed Monday and Tuesday in Geneva with the focus on planning the implementation of the November 24 signed interim nuclear agreement.

Iranian nuclear negotiator and Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi speculated that "if the expert-level talks in Geneva go on successfully, the implementation of the Geneva interim nuclear deal will take place later in January."

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One day into the two-day talks Araqchi described as "good," he said that the interim deal would be implemented in late January.

[Tasnim News] [Islamic Republic News Agency]

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