Report: Next Iran nuclear talks to be in New York

Iran`s state news agency is reporting that the next round of expert-level talks over its contested nuclear programme will be held in New York.

AP Updated: Jun 20, 2014, 19:44 PM IST

Tehran: Iran`s state news agency is reporting that the next round of expert-level talks over its contested nuclear programme will be held in New York.

The report today by the official ISNA news agency quotes Iran`s senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi as saying the talks will be held along the sidelines of a meeting about the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in May.

This would be the first time in years that Iran and the West would hold talks on the Islamic Republic`s nuclear programme in New York.

Iran and world powers continue to negotiate a final deal over its nuclear program. Under an interim deal reached in November, Iran agreed to cap its nuclear program for the easing of some financial sanctions.