Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry had a one-on-one meeting on September 21 that lasted more than an hour.
An official with the State Department told Entekhab [Choice] news website that initially only the two top diplomats were present in the meeting room and later their deputies – Iran’s Seyyed Abbas Araghchi and Majid Takht-Ravanchi along with American William J. Burns and Wendy Sherman – joined them.
The official went on to say that both sides sized up the present state of nuclear negotiations, and talked about the progress made so far and the measures which need to be taken in the future.
The State Department official quoted John Kerry as saying that this week offers an opportunity for a breakthrough in the negotiations and stressed that America is in pursuit of such a thing.
The official concluded that Kerry and Zarif have agreed to have another meeting this week in case it proves necessary.