Iranian Foreign Ministry disproves information regarding details of Zarif-Kerry meeting
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Ministry's Media Relations Office has published a statement disproving the information spread by some international media outlets regarding the meeting of Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif and the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Mehr news agency reported on Feb. 2.
Some international media outlets earlier reported that during the meeting within the Munich Security Conference, John Kerry told Mohammad Javad Zarif that the U.S. sanction imposed on Iran will remain, according to the report.
The statement from the Iranian Foreign Ministry's Media Relations Office has disproved this information and said Zarif and Kerry only discussed Iran's nuclear program and the future meeting between Iran and the P5+1 group, the report said.
"Any other information about the meeting does not correspond to the reality and we do not confirm them," the ministry said.
Zarif visited Germany to participate in the Munich Security Conference, IRIB News reported earlier.
During the meeting Zarif met with the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to the report.
The parties discussed the continuation of the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group.
Iran and the P5+1 reached a nuclear agreement on Nov. 24. Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months in return for sanctions relief.
Iran and the P5+1 group have agreed to implement the agreement starting from Jan. 20.
Under the agreement, six major powers agreed to give Iran access to $4.2 billion in revenues blocked overseas if it carries out the deal, which offers sanctions relief in exchange for steps to curb the Iranian nuclear program.
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.