Russia upholds Ankara's initiative to organise the next meeting between the P5+1 and Iran on the territory of Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, Itar-Tass reported.
"Russia and Turkey call for resuming the talks between the Six and Iran as soon as possible," Lavrov said after the talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday.
"Both countries are actively working on creating necessary conditions for this," the minister added.
To this end, Lavrov noted, "Turkey has proposed to host the next round of talks between the six powers and Iran." "We support its idea," he pointed out.
Russia and Turkey take a common position: Iran's nuclear problem should be settled only by political and diplomatic means, Lavrov said.
Iran and the P5+1 have held two rounds of multifaceted talks in Geneva in December 2010 and in the Turkish city of Istanbul last January.
The United States, Israel and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program and have used this pretext to impose four rounds of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Iran has refuted the allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tehran has a right to use nuclear technology for peaceful use.
Edited by: S. Isayev