Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Switzerland

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 28, 2015

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and the U.S. negotiating team will travel on March 2 to Montreux, Switzerland where they will join with Secretary of State John Kerry to meet with Iranian officials. These bilateral consultations take place in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran and thus include Deputy Secretary General for the EU's External Action Service Helga Schmid and her team. At the request of Secretary Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travel to Montreux to join in the negotiations.

The full U.S. delegation list for Montreux follows:

The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State

The Honorable Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy

The Honorable Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

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

Mark C. Appleton, Special Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Energy

Julia Jacoby, Special Assistant to Under Secretary of State Sherman