Nuclear negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 began in Geneva today, Thursday November 7.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is attending the talks, which began at 11:15 AM local time and ended after about one and a half hours.

Zarif told Reuters that if both sides put in their best efforts, it will be possible to end the impasse and reach an agreement in this round of talks.

Zarif's deputy, Majid Takhti Ravanchi, said the Iranian foreign minister met on Thursday morning with Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, to discuss the agenda for the talks. He added that the topics of discussion include enrichment, acceptance of the right to enrichment and the sanctions.

The talks will continue today and tomorrow. At the last meeting in October, Iran offered a new proposal to the 5+1 delegation, but so far no details have been released about this proposal.

U.S. authorities have announced that they would be prepared to look into easing sanctions if Iran takes serious steps toward addressing the international concerns about its nuclear program.

Iran insists that its nuclear program is only targeted toward peaceful ends.