Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Geneva

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 18, 2015


Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and the U.S. negotiating team will travel on February 19 to Geneva, Switzerland where they will meet with Iranian officials. 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 the bilateral meetings.

The full delegation list for Geneva follows:

The Honorable Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State

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, Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, Department of State

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

Felicia Swindells, Senior Sanctions Policy Advisor, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Newell Highsmith, Deputy Legal Advisor, Department of State

Julia Jacoby, Special Assistant to Under Secretary of State Sherman