MORE: Iran Nuclear Deal’s Implementation Needs ‘Work’: Mann

“After four days of lengthy and detailed talks, reflecting the complexity of the technical issues discussed, it became clear that further work is needed,” Michael Mann, spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, says in e-mailed statement. * Iran, world powers held technical talks from Dec. 9-12 in Vienna to discuss implementation details of a nuclear agreement reached last month: Mann * “There will now be consultations in capitals, in the expectation that technical talks will continue soon”: Mann * Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi criticized today U.S. targeting of companies, individuals for evading sanctions against Iran, saying measure are in contravention of nuclear deal’s ``spirit’’: Islamic Republic News Agency * NOTE: U.S. Treasury Department said Dec. 12 it was freezing assets, banning transactions of entities attempting to evade sanctions: NSN MXPJ856KLVR9 <GO>

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