Iran-US nuclear talks in Geneva 'constructive': Tehran

Posted By: PTI
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Tehran, Jun 9: A first day of direct talks with the United States in Geneva today on Iran's nuclear programme was "constructive", one of Tehran's main negotiators Abbas Araqchi was quoted as saying.

"The dialogue with the United States took place in a positive climate and was constructive," the ISNA news agency quoted Araqchi as saying after several hours of talks with the US delegation.

"The talks will resume tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:00 am local time," he added. Senior Iranian and American officials began the two days of direct talks in an urgent effort to find common ground over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme as a July 20 deadline for a lasting atomic deal looms.

For the Islamic republic, the goal is to make a leap towards ending the international sanctions that have battered its economy. Washington and its allies are seeking solid commitments that will ensure Iran's stated desire for a peaceful atomic power programme is not a covert attempt to build a nuclear bomb.


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