US, Iran to resume N-talks in Geneva

US and Iranian officials are set to resume talks Thursday in Geneva over Tehran`s controversial nuclear programme, the state department said in a statement.

Washington: US and Iranian officials are set to resume talks Thursday in Geneva over Tehran`s controversial nuclear programme, the state department said in a statement.

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will lead the US delegation for the two-day talks, Xinhua reported citing the official statement.

"These bilateral consultations will take place in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations led by European Union (EU) High Representative Catherine Ashton," it added.

Washington and Tehran met in Geneva in August, as Iran and the P5+1 group - Britain, China, France, Russia, US and Germany - failed to reach a comprehensive agreement but agreed to extend the talks till Nov 24.

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