Wang Yi

Lausanne talks big step forward: Chinese FM

Tehran, April 7, IRNA – Lausanne nuclear negotiations was a big step forward in reaching the comprehensive final deal, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters before leaving Moscow for Beijing, he urged all sides of talks to do their best to protect Lausanne negotiations’ achievements.

Wang Yi praised Iran and G5+1 diplomatic efforts, adding that Lausanne negotiations was a big step towards reaching the comprehensive final deal which can help boost of security and stability in the region.

Resolution of Iran’s nuclear issue can become a successful model of resolution of international disputes through diplomatic tools, he underlined.

The Chinese foreign minister ended his three day visit to Moscow on Monday evening.

Iran and Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) resumed their new round of talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, in late March to narrow their differences over Tehran’s nuclear energy program ahead of a July 1 deadline.

After nine days of hard work, the seven nations reached an understanding which laid the ground for them to start drafting the final nuclear deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on April 2 that according to the agreement reached between Iran and the six world powers, all the US, EU and UN Security Council sanctions against Iran will be lifted under the final deal.

‘Our decision today that will be the agreed base for the final text of the Joint Plan of Action (the final deal) is of vital importance,’ Zarif said reading out a joint statement at a press conference with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday.