Tehran seeking to involve other nations in nuclear talks - Iranian Foreign Ministry
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has said Tehran believes if other countries join Iran's nuclear talks with the six powers, the negotiations will be more fruitful.
"We think if more countries join the talks, better results will be achieved, because during the talks, the international issues which concern different countries will be discussed," Mehmanparast told the Mehr News Agency as he visited the Tehran International Press Festival on Sunday.
He also said that Iran is ready to begin talks with the major powers even sooner than the proposed date.
On October 14, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton proposed holding three-day talks in mid-November in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
In a letter to European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Friday, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili expressed Iran's readiness to hold talks with the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) after November 10 "in a place and on a date convenient to both sides."
Later Ashton confirmed the receipt of Jalili's letter, saying, "I think it's a significant move and we're now in touch with Iran to see if we can agree the time and the place which is possible."