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    A new round of negotiations on Iran's disputed nuclear program will start in Vienna on Tuesday, opening with a meeting between senior Iranian negotiators and the deputy head of the EU External Action Service, a diplomatic source told RIA Novosti.

    VIENNA (Sputnik) – According to the source, Abbas Araghchi, Majid Takht Ravanchi and European Union's Helga Schmid will continue to work on the text of the agreement on ensuring the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear activities.

    The deputy foreign ministers of the P5+1 group, comprising Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany, are set to join the meeting on Friday, the European Union confirmed in a statement last week. The United States will be represented by US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, according to the US State Department.

    On April 2, the P5+1 group and Iran agreed on a framework agreement for the final deal ensuring the safe development of Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for a gradual lifting of sanctions against it. Iran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in the next 10 to 15 years, including reducing the number of its centrifuges by more than two-thirds and cutting its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 97 percent.

    The deadline for a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program has been set as July 1, 2015.

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