Kerry to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister at UN Conference on Global Anti-Nuclear Weapons

Meeting comes following resumption of talks since last week in Geneva following framework agreement announced on April 2 in Switzerland

Kerry and Zarif (REUTERS)

Kerry and Zarif (REUTERS)

Untied States Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif at the opening of the United Nations Conference on Global Anti-Nuclear Weapons Treaty Monday. They are to hold side talks on talks between world powers and Iran’s negotiations on a permanent nuclear deal.

This will be the second meeting between Kerry and Zarif since the resumption of talks between world powers and Iran following the creation of a framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program on April 2 in Switzerland.

World powers and Iran met for the first time following the announcement of a framework agreement, the dateline for the end of talks delayed again. The talks were reportedly were “making good progress” as world powers continue to create a permanent deal on Iran’s nuclear program and the end of sanctions placed on Iran in return. The deadline for the end of talks on a permanent deal

The presence of Iranian top diplomats is the first since the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the first time top diplomats will address the 190 signatories of the Treaty.