Iran’s Zarif Describes Talks in Geneva “Serious, Constructive”
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian foreign minister and the country’s chief nuclear negotiator said “some progress” were made during three days of serious and constructive nuclear talks in Geneva, Switzerland.
“During the past three days we had serious, useful and constructive talks with Group 5+1 member states, especially the American side who had attended the negotiations with their secretary of state and energy secretary,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said at the end of nuclear consultations in Geneva on Monday.
“For final deal, there is still a long way ahead of us,” he added.
He stated that the next nuclear talks will be held again in Geneva next week.
Zarif further thanks the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, for his “useful and effective” presence in this round of nuclear talks.
Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry held several meetings in two days in the Swiss city of Geneva for talks on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
The high-profile meeting, held at Geneva’s Hotel President Wilson, saw other ranking officials from the two countries as well. Salehi and US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz have also taken part in the meeting.
Iran and the six nations are in talks to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.