Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Switzerland

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 13, 2015


Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and the U.S. negotiating team will travel on March 15 to Lausanne, Switzerland, where they will join 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 Lausanne to join in the negotiations.

The full U.S. delegation list for Lausanne 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

Joshua Black, Chief, Sanctions and Counterterrorism, U.S. Mission to the United Nations

Alan Eyre, Persian Language Spokesperson, Department of State

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

Julia Jacoby, Special Assistant to Under Secretary of State Sherman