Turkey offers to host Iranian talks: Israel does not believe in talks
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited
Iranian first Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said on Wednesday that
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Akbar Salehi also referred to the Iranian nuclear talks with Group 5+1 and said that the negotiations have been scheduled, but, consultations are underway to set the venue.
During the joint press-conference with Recep Tayyip Erdogan Rahimi said Iran’s stance on peaceful use of nuclear technology is clear to the whole world and Turkey has witnessed Iran’s transparent stances in that regard due to its proximity to Iran and having cordial relations with the country.
He said that the Group 5+1 has welcomed the Turkish government’s proposal to host the nuclear talks, but, “We have yet to decide on the venue.”
He said that Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili is in direct contact with his negotiating partners about the venue of the talks.
While Israel had no formal reaction to the upcoming P5+1 talks, one official said that the world needed to make it clear to the Iranians that it was unacceptable for them to “talk and enrich” uranium at the same time.
Earlier this month in
To avoid that, Netanyahu laid down what he said needed to be the three goals of the talks:
On Saturday, Intelligence Agencies Minister Dan Meridor replaced the demand to close
So far only
The official would not say whether
Since then, Washington and the European Union have imposed tough new sanctions on Iran, including an EU oil embargo that is due to go into effect in July and a move by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) to cut off a number of key Iranian banks, making international financial transactions with those banks all but impossible.
While Western diplomats have said it is hard to be optimistic about the upcoming talks given
Iranian side announces that its nuclear program is peaceful and it is needed for the civilian needs.