Iran President: Solutions on Key Parameters of Iran Nuclear Case Reached

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, uses his mobile phone while standing at a hotel window, as the Iran nuclear talks continued, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday. Photo: Associated Press

Lausanne, SWITZERLAND—Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will give a joint news statement later Thursday in Lausanne, on the eighth day of the latest round of nuclear talks, a diplomat involved in the talks said.

“Talks have progressed,” the person said.

Ministers are still holding discussions, a second western official said.

In Washington, President Barack Obama delayed his departure for a planned trip to Kentucky and remained at the White House as negotiators prepared to deliver statements. He was initially scheduled to leave for Kentucky at 12:20 p.m. EDT.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Wednesday that once negotiations reached a conclusion Mr. Obama would address the result in public remarks. Mr. Obama, who has spoken publicly at key moments in negotiations, is expected to do so on Thursday.

A deadline for a political understanding on the main outlines of a final nuclear deal passed on Tuesday, but US Secretary of State John Kerry and most of his counterparts from a group of six world powers stayed on to continue talks with Mr Zarif through Thursday.

The two sides are aiming to seal a final nuclear deal by June 30 which would block Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon in return for lifting international sanctions on Tehran.

  • Surele Surele

    Groundhog Day.

  • Xavier

    Kerry said that it would take Iran 6 months to a year to begin to comply with the new rules so that’s undoubtedly the nuclear bomb timetable.

    Can’t wait for Bibi’s comments.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Kerry acting as though he is the Pope.

  • Exile1981

    So the new agreement allows Iran to enrich fuel, arm terrorist organizations, develop nuclear technology and the west promises to not get involved when Iran drops one on Israel and the Saudis.

  • Dana Garcia

    Kerry caption: “I’m taking a celebratory selfie.”