Iran's FM Zarif shares information regarding his talks with U.S. Secretary of State Kerry
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 27 / Trend, S. Isayev, N, Umid
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who yesterday was present at the talks between Iran and P5+1 group, shared the information on his Facebook page.
Zarif in particular said that he talked with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the Iran-P5+1 meeting, for almost half an hour.
"Mr. Kerry underlined that U.S. president Barack Obama's obligation to achieve solution on the nuclear issue, based on negotiations and mutual respect," Zarif's message said.
Iran's official also wrote that John Kerry's viewpoints during the meeting were positive, as was his interview after the meeting was over.
Zarif went on to write that "the work has just begun, and a long way should be passed" before the nuclear issue is resolved, based on Iranian peoples' rights.
Iran's FM also underscored that Iranian negotiating team will try to avoid useless, promotional attention, and will focus on achieving the results in as little time as possible.
It should be noted that on Sept. 26, the meeting between Iranian negotiating team led by FM Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his counterparts from the country-members of the P5+1 group on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
The talks were aimed at jump-starting efforts to resolve a decade-long standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
John Kerry shook hands with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the United Nations in one of the foes' highest-level encounters since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
It was a very uncommon encounter between top officials of the United States and Iran, which have been estranged since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution toppled the U.S.-backed shah. It was the first meeting between a U.S. secretary of state and an Iranian foreign minister since a brief encounter in May 2007.
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.