Iran, powers to meet next week on nuclear deal implementation

Iran and six world powersplan expert-level talks next week to work out details ofimplementing a breakthrough agreement for Tehran to curb itsdisputed nuclear program in return for a limited easing ofsanctions.

Officials from Iran and the United States, France, Germany,Britain, China and Russia are to meet on Dec. 9-10 in Vienna,where the UN nuclear watchdog agency is based, diplomats saidon Friday.

The International Atomic Energy Agency - which will betasked with verifying that Iran carries out its part of the Nov.24 interim accord - "will have some involvement" in the meeting,IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said, without elaborating.

Western diplomats said the experts must iron out nittygritty matters of implementation not addressed in Geneva beforethe deal can be put into practice.

These include how and when the IAEA will conduct itsexpanded inspections and other technical issues.

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