Kerry, Lavrov agree possible meeting of Iran talks foreign ministers

27th March 2015, Comments 0 comments

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a phone call Friday agreed a possible meeting of foreign ministers Sunday at the Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland, the Russian foreign ministry said.

"An agreement was reached on the possibility of holding a meeting on March 29 in Lausanne of the foreign ministers of the six powers acting as international mediators and Iran," the ministry said in a statement on its website.

Kerry and Lavrov discussed the "work on a universal agreement on resolving the situation around the Iranian nuclear programme" and noted the "closeness of the positions of Russia and the United States on many aspects of this process," the ministry said.

Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said earlier Friday that there was a possibility that Lavrov would attend the talks but a decision had not yet been taken, quoted by TASS news agency.

© 2015 AFP

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