Report: Iran, EU to meet on Thursday on nuclear deal

Iran and the European Union willhold a two-day meeting in Geneva on Thursday to discussimplementing a landmark nuclear deal between the Islamic stateand major powers, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported onTuesday.

"We will meet (EU negotiator) Mrs. Helga Schmid in Geneva onThursday and Friday," Iran's deputy foreign minister, AbbasAraqchi, told IRNA.

Schmid is a deputy of EU foreign policy chief CatherineAshton, who has overseen contacts between six world powers andIran on the nuclear standoff.

Iran and the P5+1 - the United States, France, Britain,Germany, Russia and China - reached a deal on Nov. 24 in Genevaaimed at curbing the country's most sensitive nuclear work inreturn for easing some economic sanctions.

Nuclear experts from Iran and the six powers have since heldseveral rounds of talks to resolve various technical issuesbefore the accord can be put into place.

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