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Key US Iran Nuclear Negotiator Leaves Department of State Friday: Spokesperson

© RIA Novosti . Eduard Pesov  / Go to the photo bankUnited States Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will leave his post Friday, the department's spokesperson Jen Psaki said
United States Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will leave his post Friday, the department's spokesperson Jen Psaki said - Sputnik International
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United States Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will leave his post Friday, but will continue to help with the US-Iran nuclear negotiations until November 24, the department's spokesperson Jen Psaki said Friday.

WASHINGTON, October 24 (RIA Novosti) - United States Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will leave his post Friday, but will continue to help with the US-Iran nuclear negotiations until November 24, the department's spokesperson Jen Psaki said Friday.

"He'll continue to serve on the [Iran] negotiating team," Psaki told reporters.

Williams has served for 33 years in the Foreign Service and has been the department's Deputy Secretary since July 2011. He has played a significant role in leading the Obama administration's nuclear talks with Iran.

His departure comes as the US and other Western countries attempt to reach a long-term nuclear agreement with Iran by November 24, after they accused the country of developing nuclear weapons, claims that Iran has denied.

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