Iran's FM: Nuclear talks will finish to our advantage
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 2/Trend M. Moezzi
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said there's alternative in the nuclear talks between Iran and the West, so the sides would not have to reach confrontation, ISNA reported.
Salehi, who made the comments in an interview with the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA), said he is, and has always been, confident that the talks between the U.S., its European allies and Iran will conclude to Iran's advantage.
The diplomat added that no reasonable person would think of confrontation in the Middle East after recent events.
Iran and 5+1 group (Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States plus Germany) held three sessions of talks in Baghdad on May 23 and 24 after an earlier round of negotiations in the Turkish city of Istanbul in mid-April.
Another round of nuclear talks was held in Moscow on June 18-19. The Iranian negotiating delegation in the Moscow talks was led by Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili, and the P5+1 group of countries was headed by Catherine Ashton.
Iran's nuclear talks with the 5+1 group (the permanent members of the UN Security Council-the U.S., Britain, France, Russia and China) plus Germany finished their third round in Moscow on June 18-19, and are to continue in Istanbul where experts will go over technical details.