Published time: November 22, 2013 23:03
Edited time: November 22, 2013 23:49

 EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (2nd L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3rd R) attend talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Geneva on November 22, 2013 (AFP Photo / Fabrice Coffrini)EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (2nd L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3rd R) attend talks over Iran’s nuclear programme in Geneva on November 22, 2013 (AFP Photo / Fabrice Coffrini)

Following a day of exhausting bilateral meetings between Iranian and Russian FMs and the EU’s chief diplomat, top ministers from other P5+1 powers have announced plans to add extra political weight and join the talks ahead of a much-anticipated deal.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was the first to arrive in Geneva on Friday evening. Lavrov has already held bilateral meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton. Details of the meetings were not disclosed.

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