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Iran and west to begin drafting nuclear deal after Geneva negotiations

Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Julian Borger
November 8, 2013

Iranian and western officials will start drafting a nuclear agreement in Geneva on Friday after international negotiations made dramatic progress, Iran‘s foreign minister has told the Guardian.

As hopes of a breakthrough soared, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, is to travel to Switzerland on Friday to help seal an agreement which could, if successful, go a long way towards defusing tensions in the Gulf and put off the threat of new war in the Middle East.

A senior US state department official said: “Secretary Kerry will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday at the invitation of EU high representative Ashton in an effort to help narrow differences in negotiations.”

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