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Zarif to fly to Vienna for Iran nuke talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will fly to Vienna to join nuclear talks talks on Saturday

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will fly to Vienna on Friday evening from Tehran to join nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Thursday.

"The head of Iran's nuclear delegation will depart for Vienna on Friday evening to join the negotiating team," ISNA said.

Zarif plans to join the talks on Saturday, ISNA added.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will also fly to Vienna on Friday, the State Department said.

"The head of Iran's nuclear delegation will depart for Vienna on Friday evening to join the negotiating team," the ISNA agency reported.

The major powers in the talks - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States - reached a framework accord with Iran in April. A deadline of June 30 was set for the deal, but negotiations are widely expected to slide past that date.

Zarif met with his European counterparts in Luxembourg on Monday and said he saw a good chance of reaching a final agreement by the deadline or a few days later.