US should not put pressure on Iran – Iranian Foreign Ministry
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.19
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
If the US wants the negotiations between the P5+1 group of international mediators and Iran on the nuclear program of the country to be effective, it needs to stop putting pressure on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters Jan.19, the Iranian agency Fars News reported.
In addition, he said that he would take part in the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Munich Security Conference, within the framework of which he will meet with the foreign ministers of the member countries of the P5+1 group of international mediators.
Zarif said that he doesn't rule out the possibility of his meeting with the US Secretary of State John Kerry as well.
He said that if the other parties to the talks demonstrate the political will and positive attitude, then one week will be enough to reach agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.
Iranian foreign minister also condemned the Israeli attack against the Lebanese movement Hezbollah on the Syrian border.
After the sides failed to meet the 24 Nov. 2014 deadline they extended the Geneva nuclear deal, which was signed in November 2013 for providing Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.
Talks between Iran and the P5+1 group have been extended until July 1, 2015 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement. Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif and his US counterpart, John Kerry held a meeting in Geneva on Jan. 14, 2015 aimed at accelerating pace of the new negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group.
The parties began implementation of the action plan in the second half of January 2014.
The negotiations between the P5+1 group of international mediators and Tehran on Iran's nuclear program continue. The last time, the talks between Iran and the P5+1 group international mediators were held on January 18, 2015.
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