US Secretary of State John Kerry (second left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif (second right) attend a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua US Secretary of State John Kerry (second left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif (second right) attend a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua
US Secretary of State John Kerry (second left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif (second right) attend a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua

US, Iran voice optimism and caution after rare encounter

Hopes grow for a timetable to end bitter stalemate over Iran's nuclear programme after high-level UN talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry (second left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif (second right) attend a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua US Secretary of State John Kerry (second left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif (second right) attend a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua
US Secretary of State John Kerry (second left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif (second right) attend a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua
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