Iranian Negotiator Urges World Powers' Good Will in N. Talks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian negotiator involved in the nuclear talks with six world powers expressed the hope that the West would not impede the progress of the negotiations and a comprehensive deal would be reached as soon as possible.
"During the talks in (the Swiss city of) Lausanne, solutions (to Tehran's nuclear case) were outlined," Majid Takht Ravanchi, who is also Iran’s deputy foreign minister for American and European affairs, said in a meeting with the Latvian State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovics in Tehran on Saturday.
"We hope that the other side will not put obstacles in the future talks but make the achievement of a comprehensive agreement possible through good will," he added.
The remarks came after Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on April 2 reached a framework nuclear agreement after more than a week of intensive negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final, comprehensive accord until the end of June.
The framework provides a series of solutions that will be the basis of a comprehensive joint plan of action.
Regarding Iran-Latvia relations, Takht Ravanchi emphasized that there is vast potential to boost mutual cooperation between the two countries and expressed the hope that the capacities would be utilized.
Pildegovics, for his part, said that following the Latvian foreign minister’s visit to Tehran last year, a new chapter has been opened in Tehran-Riga relations.
He hoped that the upcoming trip of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Latvia would further deepen the ties between the two countries.