Iran nuclear talks to resume on Thursday

Last Thursday, Iranian negotiators interrupted technical talks in Vienna in protest against U.S. sanctions move

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Iran announced that technical talks regarding the implementation of the nuclear deal signed last month between Tehran and World Powers will restart in Geneva on Thursday.

The technical talks may continue until Sunday if necessary, according to Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy chief negotiate, reported Fars news agency.

Iranian negotiators had previously halted technical talks taking place in Vienna in protest against the United States blacklisting 19 additional Iranian companies and individuals under existing sanctions.

U.S. officials did not remove the blocked companies as it does not violate the Nov 24 agreement and say that they warned Iran before taking any action.

Meanwhile, several U.S. law makers are demanding further sanctions against the Islamic Republic, a move which hardliners in Iran see as evidence that the United States cannot be trusted.

Last month’s agreement between the six powers - the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - and Iran suspended key elements of Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for limited relief from sanctions.

World powers aim to curb Iran's atomic program to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons.

The Islamic Republic denies any such intention, saying it develops nuclear power for peaceful purposes.

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