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First step towards implementation of interim Iran nuclear agreement

Foreign Secretary William Hague today welcomed progress on the Geneva interim nuclear agreement with Iran, an important first step.

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Following talks in Geneva, the Foreign Secretary said:

I welcome the fact that we have now reached E3+3 agreement with Iran on implementing the first step of the Joint Plan of Action agreed at Geneva on 24 November 2013. The entry into force of this agreement on 20 January is an important step towards peacefully resolving the Iranian nuclear issue, on which comprehensive negotiations will now start.

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Published 12 January 2014