Nuclear Talks in Montreux

Nuclear Talks in MontreuxNuclear Talks in Montreux

Senior officials from Iran and the six powers negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program will hold more talks in Montreux, Switzerland on March 5, the European Union said on Friday.

The talks between political directors will be preceded by a series of bilateral meetings, EU spokeswoman Catherine Ray told reporters.

“The EU continues to make all possible efforts to facilitate these negotiations so that they end in success,” Reuters quoted her as saying.

The US State Department announced on Thursday that US Secretary of State John Kerry would meet with Iranian nuclear negotiators in Montreux next week.

The six powers - the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - are seeking to negotiate an agreement with Tehran to resolve the long-running dispute over its nuclear work.

Negotiators hope to meet a March 31 target date for an initial political understanding ahead of a June 30 deadline for a final deal.