LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Iran and six world powers resumed nuclear talks on Wednesday, hours after an earlier deadline passed without an agreement.
President Barack Obama was briefed overnight by video teleconference on the latest from the negotiations, where diplomats from Iran and the so-called P5+1 countries — the U.S., China, Russia, Germany, France and Britain — are trying to hammer out the framework of an agreement that would limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions.
While Tuesday at midnight local time was the self-imposed deadline, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that “enough progress” had been made to “merit staying” in Switzerland for talks until Wednesday.
Secretary of State John Kerry started his day Wednesday by meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif.
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