Iranian official: G5 +1 negotiations may be held in Iraq

Iranian officials are now discussing the places which are possible to hold the G5 +1 negotiations over Iranian nuclear program.

As the head of Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi announced Baghdad is a suitable venue for holding nuclear talks between Iran and Group 5+1 (the five permanent members of UN Security Council plus Germany).

As IRNA informs the official noted that the Iraqi officials have welcomed hosting Iran-G5+1 talks.

Iraq managed to drive out the US troops from that country in 2012.Furthermore, Iraq is holding the rotating chairmanship of the Arab League and the recent summit of Arab League was held in Baghdad,” Boroujerdi added.

The lawmaker pointed out that Iraq is a suitable venue for holding Iran-Group 5+1 talks because of its strategic and geopolitical status, as well as it friendly relations with Iran.

He noted that Iraq has good relations with Group 5+1 and if some of Group 5+1 member-states are against the negotiations to be held in Iraq, Iran will go after other options for holding the talks.

“It goes without saying that Asian countries have higher chances for becoming the venue of talks,” Boroujerdi added.

Iranian sources also informed that Syria might hold the negotiations. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered to hold the dialogue in Turkey as it was for the first time. The negotiations are planned to hold on April 13. 

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