Kerry arrives in Vienna as world powers prepare to lift sanctions against Iran

Published: January 16, 2016
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) during talks between the foreign ministers of the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear programme, in Vienna, on July 13, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) during talks between the foreign ministers of the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear programme, in Vienna, on July 13, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

VIENNA: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna on Saturday as Iran and Western powers finalised arrangements for the lifting of sanctions against Tehran under a landmark nuclear deal clinched last year.

Kerry is expected to go directly into a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who arrived in Vienna earlier.

Iran nuclear sanctions ‘will be lifted today’: Zarif

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN body, is set to issue a report triggering the lifting of sanctions imposed by the United Nations, United States and European Union.

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