The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

Washington (AFP) — Senior U.S. and Iranian officials were to meet on Thursday in Geneva for talks about Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, the U.S. State Department said, as the two sides grapple for a breakthrough.

Marathon talks between Iran and the US and its allies — the so-called P5+1 group — ended last month after negotiators gave themselves four more months to try and bridge major gaps and strike a historic nuclear deal.

The West believes Tehran is seeking to build an atomic bomb, but Iran insists its efforts are purely for civilian use and wants punishing U.N. and Western sanctions lifted.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns was to lead the US delegation in Geneva, the State Department said in a statement, giving few details about the talks.

“These bilateral consultations will take place in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations led by EU High Representative Cathy Ashton,” it said.

AFP Photo/Jim Watson

Interested in world news? Sign up for our daily email newsletter!

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

When times become challenging, it is common for people to overlook their own needs. There are two ways that you can proactively take care of yourself. One is to have an annual wellness check-up with your primary doctor. The other is to visit your dentist twice a year for your teeth.

Why Visit Your Primary Care Doctor?

It is essential that adults visit their primary care provider at least once a year. This service is typically covered by insurance and can be a preventative check to catch any type of condition that might be lurking. Your doctor discusses your medical history with you, determines any risk factors, and performs an exam. Your primary doctor can determine if you need any exams, testing, or referral to a specialist. During this time, your doctor will review medications with you, provide vaccinations, and manage any diseases you may have.

Keep reading... Show less

Close