Kerry to meet Iranian foreign minister at UN as nuclear talks enter end phase

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FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file photo U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland. The State Department said Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would meet Monday, April 27, 2015 at the United Nations on the sidelines of a conference on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in which both men are participating. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)


NEW YORK — Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart will meet this week for the first time since they laid out the framework for a nuclear deal earlier this month.

The State Department said Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would meet Monday in New York where both men are participating in a conference at the United Nations on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

The meeting comes as nuclear negotiators try to complete a comprehensive agreement by the end of June.

The State Department said that in addition to his meeting with Zarif, Kerry will also see the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan at the U.N.

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