Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 28
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham expressed hope that realistic viewpoints towards Iran that have developed among U.S. officials will increase, Iran's State IRINN TV reported on Jan. 28. Afkham made the remarks during her weekly press conference in Tehran.
Responding to a question about the U.S. President Barack Obama`s possible statements about Iran when giving his State of the Union address today, she said that Iran welcomes peaceful and friendly messages.
Commenting on the next round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the west, she said that the details about the date and place of the talks have not been finalized yet.
She also underlined that opening a temporary office of the IAEA in Tehran is not on Iran's agenda.
Chief of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano said on Jan. 24 that there is a possibility his agency will open a temporary office in the Iranian capital of Tehran as the IAEA has been tasked with a monitoring role in implementing the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers clinched in Geneva in November, 2013.
Afkham also went on to say that if the Geneva deal is implemented successfully in the six-month period, bases for final talks on the Iran's nuclear program will be prepared.
Commenting on the visit of the Turkey's Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan which is scheduled for today, the spokeswoman said that new cooperation areas between the two countries will be discussed during the visit.
She remarked that the prime minister will meet with the Iranian senior officials including Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian first vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the visit.
Afkham expressed hope that the negotiations provide benefits for the both countries and have positive results for the region.