At the UN General Assembly in New York, the foreign ministers of Russia and Iran Sergei Lavrov and Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the further promotion of a dialogue of the "Six" on the Iranian nuclear program, as well as chemical weapons in Syria, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
As EU foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton told earlier, this week the Iranian Foreign Minister will meet with the "Six" International Mediators on the settlement of the Iranian nuclear program.
"<...> key aspects of the further promotion of dialogue between the "Six" and Iran on Iran's nuclear program were discussed," a statement posted on Russian Foreign Ministry's website said.
"The current situation surrounding Syria was thoroughly examined, especially the Russian-American agreements on putting Damascus' chemical weapons under international control and their subsequent destruction. The ministers agreed to coordinate their approaches at the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, as well as on creating conditions for an early political solution to the Syrian crisis," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The "Six" negotiators (Russia, China, the U.S., France, Britain and Germany) hold occasional talks with Iran to address concerns about the nature of its nuclear program. The United States, other Western countries and Israel suspect Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a peaceful nuclear energy program. Tehran says the program is exclusively for peaceful purposes.
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