New talks on Iran nuclear deal to open in Geneva
January 10, 2014, 12:17 am TWN
GENEVA -- Iran and world powers were set for new talks Thursday on how to implement a landmark deal aimed at containing Tehran's nuclear drive, just days before the agreement is due to take effect.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani discussed the November accord in a phone conversation Thursday shortly before the opening of the negotiations in Geneva.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has voiced optimism about the talks but some observers have warned of possible sticking points that could lead to a delay in rolling out the deal.