Iran's FM has stressed the upcoming meeting with John Kerry in Geneva would be restricted to nuclear issue only, MNA reported.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides today in Tehran.
"Our negotiations with the US representatives on Wednesday will be strictly on issues only related to nuclear talks; we will try to see if we could speed up the negotiations and proceed forward," said Zarif, noting that Iran would also host meetings with Russian and Chinese officials in the next few days on nuclear talks.
Zarif also touched upon the improvement of ties between Iran and Cyprus on cultural, archeological and scientific issues, adding that a major part of the talks with the Cypriot FM were related to the two countries' cooperation in security, and counterterrorism particularly in relation to Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. "Cyprus, as a country close to Syria and Lebanon can play a positive role in combating this crisis," said Zarif.
Zarif made references to the recent terrorist attacks across the world, stressing the need for an international coalition against violence and extremism as was proposed by President Rouhani in the UN General Assembly in Sep. 2013.
"Iran has condemned the recent terror attack in Paris; this attack bears no relation to Islam and in fact harms Islam and the Muslims around the world," he said.
Iranian FM stressed in the end that the Islamic Republic is strongly against nuclear weapons and follows the Leader's Fatwa which prohibits any kind of mass destruction.