Iranian FM to meet EU Foreign Policy chief in NY to discuss nuclear issues
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 6 / Trend, T. Jafarov, S. Isayev
Iran's nuclear negotiating team has already been assembled, country's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, Tasnim News agency reported.
Fars news reported on Sept. 5 that Iran's Foreign Ministry has officially been appointed to deal with country's nuclear issues with both IAEA and the P5+1 group.
The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies.
The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.
Previously, during ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad`s administration, the top nuclear negotiator for Iran was the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili.
Zarif went on to note that the newly assembled group includes nuclear experts within the country's foreign ministry, some of which have already participated in the previous talks on Iran's nuclear program.
"We will also try to include other specialists and experts into the group," Zarif added.
He also noted that he is going to meet the EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton in New York, within the framework of the UN General Assembly meeting, adding that the newly assembled members of Iran's nuclear negotiating team will accompany him.
Zarif underscored that regarding the Iran-P5+1 talks, he will be meeting with the heads of foreign ministries of P5+1 countries in New York as well.