Framework agreement on Iran nukes reached

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, third from left, in Lausanne, Switzerland, with his counterparts from the other world powers negotiating with Iran before the nuclear talks resumed, March 30, 2015.  (U.S. State Department/Flickr)

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Iran and six world powers have reached a framework deal on Iran’s nuclear program but are not in agreement about how much to make public, The Associated Press reported.

The report from unnamed officials came on Thursday, two days after the deadline set for arriving at a preliminary accord on Iran’s nuclear program. A news conference is set for later Thursday to announce the agreement.

The negotiators picked up the talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday morning after holding discussions overnight until about 6 a.m.

Representatives of the world powers — the United States, Germany, France, China, Russia and Britain — have been negotiating with Iran for a week in an effort to meet the self-imposed March 31 deadline for the framework accord on Iran’s nuclear program. The framework is intended to set the stage for a full and comprehensive accord to be reached by the end of June.