Next round of Iran nuclear talks set for New York
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Next round of Iran nuclear talks set for New York

Iran, world powers to convene next month to discuss long-term agreement over Tehran's nuclear program

Illustrative photo of New York City (photo credit: CC BY-SA Dschwen, Wikimedia Commons)
Illustrative photo of New York City (photo credit: CC BY-SA Dschwen, Wikimedia Commons)

WASHINGTON — The next round of international nuclear negotiations with Iran is expected to be held in New York next month, according to officials involved in the planning.

The US and its negotiating partners — Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia — will be seeking a long-term agreement to halt Iran’s disputed nuclear program. The Islamic republic will be pressing for an end to international sanctions that have crippled the economy.

The opening rounds were held in Geneva. The parties agreed to a six-month deal that freezes key aspects of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing some of the economic sanctions. That went into effect on January 20.

The officials insisted on anonymity because they weren’t authorized to identify themselves as confirming the location of the talks before a public announcement.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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