FM: Iran to try change unconvincing process of Iran,P5+1 nuclear talks
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 14 / Trend, S. Isayev, T. Jafarov
Iran's Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the country's nuclear negotiating team will try to change the unconvincing process of Iran, P5+1 talks.
Zarif wrote a message on his Facebook page.
"In Geneva, we will try to negotiate a new tendency for talks, and change the situation that has been going on for 6 years already," his message said.
Zarif also said that he's not going to judge the previous talks between Iran and P5+1 group, adding that he knows how hard it is to achieve an agreement based only on talks.
He noted that he's going to Geneva today, to prepare for the Iran-P5+1 group meeting, addin that his colleagues will carry on the talks with the group, and he will participate as well, if needed.
Speaking of the talks, which are scheduled for Oct. 15, Zarif expressed hope that an agreement will be reached, and both sides will be able to work out a road map for reaching a joint solution.
"We expect that our friends in the media, for several days at least, will give us the opportunity to hold talks, and not publish false statements and hurt the negotiations," Zarif wrote.
On Oct. 13, Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Abbas Araqchi said that Iran's officials are going to Geneva to hold serious and substantive negotiations, not to waste time. According to him, "Tehran is looking for a win-win situation that would allay the logical concerns of both parties."
According to Araqchi, Iran will negotiate about the volume, levels and the methods of enrichment but shipping out the enriched material is a red line for the country.
Mohammad Javad Zarif heads the Iranian delegation, but sources close to the team say Zarif will be present in the talks only if other parties are represented by their foreign ministers. Otherwise, Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi will represent Iran in the talks.
The last meeting of the P5+1 with Iran was held in early April, two months before Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's victory in presidential election.
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.