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        12/23/2013, Tevet 20, 5774

      Iran, P5+1 Temporarily Suspend Talks

      Iran's foreign minister and the European Union's top diplomat have agreed to postpone talks on implementing a landmark nuclear agreement until after the Christmas holiday, Iran’s chief negotiator said Sunday, according to Reuters.

      According to Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton spoke on the phone and " it was agreed to continue the negotiations, but with the Christmas holidays in sight it was decided to interrupt and resume (the talks) a week after the holidays.”