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    The negotiations between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif and US State Secretary John Kerry regarding Tehran's nuclear energy program took place during the Munich Security Conference.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The bilateral meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif and US State Secretary John Kerry on the sidelines of Munich security conference has ended in the Bavarian capital, a source close to the US delegation told Sputnik news agency.

    "It just ended, lasted for two hours," the source said without adding further details.

    The information was later confirmed by a member of the Iranian delegation.

    The ministers were expected to confer on the Iranian nuclear program negotiations.

    Earlier in the day, Zarif said he would hold bilateral meetings in Munich with representatives of the P5+1 group of international mediators, including French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

    Iran has been attempting to prove to the international community that its uranium enrichment program, is for purely peaceful energy supply purposes. The West argues that Iran is building nuclear weapons.

    Earlier reports indicated that Zarif was likely to hold a one-on-one meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, but no official confirmation was made.

    The annual Munich Security Conference is taking place February 6 to 8. The conference is an international discussion forum to promote cooperation in countering global security issues.

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