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

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2015


Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and the American negotiating team will meet on January 15-17 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 January 18 as part of the comprehensive nuclear negotiations.

The full delegation list follows.

The Honorable Wendy Sherman, Acting Deputy Secretary of State

Ambassador Bill Burns, Former Deputy Secretary of State

Jake Sullivan, Senior Advisor

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

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

Paul Irwin, Director for Nonproliferation, National Security Council

Christopher Backemeyer, Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, Department of State

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

Adam Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury Department

Newell Highsmith, Deputy Legal Advisor, Department of State

Julia Jacoby, Special Assistant to Acting Deputy Secretary of State Sherman