Salehi meets Moniz, Zarif meets Amano in Vienna

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Iran’s Ali-Akbar Salehi and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz have discussed technical aspects of a comprehensive deal over the Iranian nuclear program.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz met and discussed technical aspects of a comprehensive deal over the Iranian nuclear program at Coburg hotel on Tuesday.

This is the first technical negotiations between senior atomic energy managers of Iran and the US after the Lausanne talks in March.

Salehi arrived in Vienna along with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier in the day and joined the talks for drafting a comprehensive nuclear deal.

Meanwhile, Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency also arrived in the Austrian capital on Tuesday evening and held talks with Zarif on cooperation between Iran and the IAEA.

Amano was also in Vienna two days earlier when he met with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Deputy foreign ministers of Iran and the six world powers and Deputy EU Foreign Policy chief Helga Schmid began the eighth round of nuclear talks in Vienna since last Wednesday.

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