World powers, Iran adjourn nuclear talks

Mar 20, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT
E.U. foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hold talks at the U.N. headquarters in Vienna, on March 19, 2014.
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Negotiators for Iran and six world powers on Wednesday adjourned what they described as "substantive and useful" nuclear talks and said they will resume April 7-9 in Vienna, with an agreement expected by June. The two sides spoke at the end of two days of negotiations focused on curbing Tehran's atomic activities in exchange for full sanctions relief. Their joint statement was read by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who speaks for the six countries negotiating with Iran, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.
Background:
World powers and Iran adjourn nuclear talks until April 7 [Haaretz]
Iran, six powers lock horns over nuclear reactor that could yield plutonium [Reuters]