Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Friday that consultations are underway to arrange nuclear talks with Group 5+1, hoping that the group will announce its view about the venue for the talks in the next one or two days.
Salehi made the remarks while talking to reporters after he cast his vote for the Majlis elections on Friday, IRNA writes.
He further added that the group was about to declare its opinion about the venue last Sunday but it seems that it has not yet arrived at a conclusion in this regard.
Referring to his talks with the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Salehi said, “I personally am interested in
He further said that any delay in the talks has nothing to do with the talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency, because the talks with Group 5+1 are of political nature while negotiations with the agency should have technical and legal overtones.
Salehi reaffirmed commitment to holding talks with Group 5+1.
Group 5+1 comprises
Referring to the negotiations on Iranian nuclear program Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich announced that positive changes in the trend of Iran-IAEA talks have taken place since the beginning of 2012.
Lukashevich told his weekly news conference that visits of a high-ranking delegations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headed by IAEA deputy chief, Herman Nackaerts, to
He hoped that recent visits by IAEA inspectors to
Lukashevich further noted that
The West tries to make economical pressure on Iran and urge it to refuse the nuclear program but Iran claims the the nuclear enrichment is just for the civilian needs and it will be continued.