Iran FM: No quick solution in Geneva talks

Iran FM: No quick solution in Geneva talks
Mon Oct 14, 2013 19:40:15

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has underlined that Iran does not expect that all pending standoffs over Iran nuclear plan to be solve within one session in Geneva talks.

“Diplomatic enactment (of major world powers) within a specified time schedule will be considered as the basis of Iran's practical offers, “ Zarif told reporters who are accompanying him within his Geneva visit.

Expressing optimism over the positive outcomes of talks within a year away, Zarif noted that this round of talks is a chance to test the sincerity of Western governments.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has left Tehran for the Swiss city of Geneva to take part in negotiations with six major world powers over the country’s nuclear energy program.

The top Iranian diplomat is leading a high-ranking delegation of political, technical and legal experts during the trip.

The chief Iranian negotiator in the talks will be Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi, who will be accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi, Foreign Ministry's Director-General for Political and International Affairs Hamid Ba'eedinejad, Foreign Minister's Legal Adviser Davoud Mohammadnia, and the Director General for Defensive Affairs of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Amiri.

Foreign Minister Zarif will also meet EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, the negotiator for the six powers, at a dinner banquet Monday night at the residence of Iran’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Geneva, Mohsen Naziri.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Russia, China, France, Britain, and the US -- plus Germany are scheduled to hold talks in Geneva on October 15-16.


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