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Kerry consults US partners in nuclear talks before additional negotiating round with Iranians

  • German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier leaves Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier leaves Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi  informs the media in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi informs the media in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi   informs  the media in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi informs the media in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

Secretary of State John Kerry is holding a series of meetings with U.S. partners in the nuclear talks before an evening negotiating round with the Iranians.

Kerry was meeting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in a Vienna hotel as world powers seek progress in the talks. He'll later talk to chief European Union diplomat Federica Mogherini and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Thursday evening will be dominated by Kerry's scheduled session with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

The talks already are two days past a June 30 deadline for a final deal curbing Iran's nuclear program for a decade in exchange for sanctions relief.

The seven nations in the talks have agreed to continue negotiating until at least July 7.