Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Geneva

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 12, 2014

Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and the American negotiating team will meet on December 15–16 with Iranian officials in Geneva. These bilateral consultations will take place in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran, led by EU Special Advisor Cathy Ashton. Deputy Secretary General for the EU's External Action Service Helga Schmid will join for part of the bilateral meetings.

Following these meetings, Acting Deputy Secretary Sherman will participate in a meeting of the P5+1 and the European Union with Iran on December 17 as part of the comprehensive nuclear negotiations.

The full delegation list follows.

The Honorable Wendy R. Sherman, Acting Deputy Secretary of State

Mr. Robert Malley, Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, and the Gulf States, National Security Council

Mr. James Timbie, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

Mr. Paul Irwin, Director for Nonproliferation, National Security Council

Mr. Newell L. Highsmith, Deputy Legal Advisor, Department of State

Mr. Kevin Veal, Director of the Office of Nuclear Safeguards and Security, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy

Ms. Felicia Swindells, Senior Sanctions Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Ms. Julia Jacoby, Special Assistant to the Acting Deputy Secretary of State