Iran, world powers begin fresh nuke talks

Sunday, January 18, 2015
[FILE PHOTO: Iran concludes negotiations about Iran's nuclear capabilities in 2013]

Geneva: Negotiations between Iran and world powers over Tehran's nuclear program are under way in Geneva.

Representatives from Iran and the so-called P5+1 group of nations -- China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany -- gathered in the Swiss city on January 18 for one day of talks.

Delegates from Iran and the United States held talks in Geneva on January 17 in the presence of a delegation from the European Union.

U.S. lawmakers have proposed imposing new sanctions against Iran if no agreement is reached over Tehran’s nuclear program by June 30.

But U.S. President Barack Obama on January 16 asked Congress to refrain from imposing fresh sanctions, saying he will veto such a bill while negotiations are continuing.

The talks are aimed at limiting Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for an easing of international sanctions.

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