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    John Kerry is going to discuss the Iranian nuclear program with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

    VIENNA, November 24 (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday in Vienna as part of the final round of talks on the Iranian nuclear program, Kerry said in his twitter.

    "Will meet with Chinese FM Wang this morning to update him on progress. More meetings to come," Kerry tweeted.

    Wang is currently holding an official breakfast with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif.

    The final round of talks on the Iranian nuclear program between Tehran and the P5+1 group of international negotiators comprising Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Germany, began in Vienna Tuesday.

    Tehran claims its nuclear development is aimed purely at civilian needs, such as meeting the country's growing energy needs. However, the West suspects Iran of developing a nuclear weapon under the guise of a peaceful program. Iran's earlier nuclear activities triggered the imposition of sanctions by the UN Security Council, the United States and the European Union.

    In 2013, international negotiators agreed to reach a long-term deal with Tehran that would guarantee a peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program by July 2014; however the deadline was later postponed to November 24.

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