IAEA Urged to Strengthen Trust among Negotiating Parties
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian foreign minister in a meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general called on the UN body to put efforts into reinvigorating trust between Tehran and the six major world powers.
In a Tuesday meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna, Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the IAEA chief, Yukiya Amano, to “act in line with strengthening of trust (among negotiating parties) in the talks” .
The bilateral meeting between Zarif and the Japanese head of the UN nuclear watchdog came ahead of the fresh round of nuclear talks between Tehran and the six powers.
Delegations representing Iran and the G5+1 (also known as P5+1 or E3+3) concluded the first session of the negotiations earlier today, with the aim of reaching a comprehensive agreement on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
Earlier on Saturday, Foreign Minister Zarif said in a televised speech in Tehran that a comprehensive agreement on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program will be possible within a 6-month span, provided that the other side shows goodwill and wins the Iranian nation’s trust.
“I believe there is a real possibility of reaching the accord within the first six months (of the final step), provided that the other side has goodwill,” Zarif noted.