|Published:||Nov 22, 2013 11:19 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 22, 2013 11:19 PM EST|
GENEVA (AP) - Diplomats in Geneva says Iran's foreign minister and the European Union's top diplomat have made progress on a key sticking point in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.
Iran claims it has a right to produce nuclear fuel through uranium enrichment. But enrichment is a hot-button issue because it can be used both to make reactor fuel and to arm nuclear missiles.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of other major powers are returning to Geneva to lend their weight to the talks. A State Department spokeswoman says Kerry is en route to Geneva to "help narrow the differences."
Iran and six world powers, including the United States, are negotiating a deal aimed at beginning a rollback of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing U.S. and international sanctions that block Iran from global banking systems and hamper its economy.