TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign minister and senior nuclear negotiator Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Iranian delegation would do its best to reach positive results in the marathon talks with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
He also ruled out the speculations by some Western media outlets regarding the nuclear talks saying such analyses should not be take serious as they are mainly “aimed at impacting (atmosphere of) the negotiations.”
Zarif arrived in Vienna, heading a high-profile delegation on Wednesday. The senior Iranian diplomat attended a trilateral meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and the US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. Issues related to the nuclear negotiations were discussed in the meeting that took nearly one hour.
Iran and the six world powers are scheduled to hold this round of nuclear negotiations until July 20 which is the deadline earlier set for an interim deal agreed last December in Geneva.
The talks are aimed at drafting a comprehensive agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Iran has times and again emphasized that a deal to end an “unnecessary crisis” over its peaceful nuclear activities is possible only if the sextet respects Iranian nation’s rights.
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