Iran FM Spokesman: Baghdad nuclear talks can bring positive results

Nuclear Program Materials 15 May 2012 14:45 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 15 / Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

If the Baghdad talks will continue in the same atmosphere as the Istanbul talks, then positive results can be achieved, Spokesman for Iranian Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast said, Fars reported.

Later this month on May 23, Iran is expected to meet the "5+1" group in Baghdad to sort out the disputed issue of Islamic Republic's nuclear activity.

After more than a year of stalled talks, Iran and the Group 5+1 eventually held the nuclear negotiations in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 14 and second round of talks is scheduled to take place in Baghdad on May 23.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton represented the "5+1" group at ne negotiations, while Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili represented the Islamic Republic.

Ramin Mehmanparast noted the deputies of Jalili and Ashton are working on a framework for the upcoming talks in Baghdad, and expressed hope that the talks will be constructive.