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    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (L) meets Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd-L) and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi (2nd-R) during Iranian nuclear talks in Lausanne on March 29, 2015

    Zarif, Mogherini to Hold Talks Before Ministerial Meeting of Iran, P5+1

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    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif are meeting in Lausanne prior to another round of Iran's nuclear program talks.

    LAUSANNE (Sputnik), Daria Chernyshova — EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif are meeting in Lausanne prior to the meeting of foreign ministers of the P5+1 group and Iran, a Sputnik correspondent reported Sunday.

    Meanwhile, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi is meeting with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

    Iran and P5+1 countries, comprising Russia, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, are in Switzerland to work out a mutually acceptable solution on Tehran's nuclear program by the March 31 deadline.

    The foreign ministers of Iran, Germany, France, China and the United States are already in Switzerland. Russia's Sergei Lavrov and UK's Phillip Hammond are expected to join the talks in a few hours.

    The negotiating parties have been making attempts to reach an agreement on the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program for a long time, with the West accusing Tehran of developing nuclear weapons.

    Iranian authorities have dismissed the allegations, saying that the country's nuclear activities were aimed at meeting Iran's growing energy needs.

    The negotiators are expected to work out a comprehensive agreement guaranteeing the peaceful nature of the program by July.

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