Jul 12, 2014, 11:58 PM
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Zarif, Burns meet in Vienna before Kerry's arrival

Vienna, July 12, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Undersecretary of State William Burns in a meeting here on Saturday discussed removal of differences and making their viewpoints closer to each other in a bid to pave the way to reach final nuclear deal.

The meeting between Zarif and Burns took place before the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Vienna and on the 11th of Iran-Group 5+1 (the US, France, China, Britain and Russia plus Germany).

Representatives of Iran and the G5+1 are continuing their talks after 11 days of hectic diplomacy to reach a final agreement over Tehran's nuclear program.

Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton are still busy with conferring on drafting the final nuclear deal in Vienna.

Also Zarif's deputies Majid Takht Ravanchi and Araqchi have been discussing the text of the comprehensive agreement with EU foreign policy deputy chief Helga Schmidt, US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman and other G5+1 senior diplomats in the last ten days in the Austrian capital.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Wednesday that representatives of Tehran and the six world powers are now dealing with the most controversial points in their disputes over Iran's nuclear program, and expressed hope that the sextet would adopt a realistic view in the talks.