Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Mogherini Meet in Tehran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and visiting EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini held talks on a range of issues, including a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers that was finalized in July 2015 and implemented in January.
In the meeting held here in Tehran on Saturday, the two diplomats exchanged views about bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic and the European Union (EU) and the latest developments in the region and the world.
Zarif and Mogherini talked about issues ranging from ways to help end the Syrian crisis to the opening of a permanent EU diplomatic mission in the Iranian capital.
Heading a high-ranking economic and political delegation, Mogherini arrived in Tehran on Saturday to meet senior Iranian officials and discuss issues of mutual interest.
Mogherini last visited Iran in July 2015 shortly after Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the United States, Britain, France, and Germany) finalized the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which ended all nuclear-related anti-Iran sanctions when implemented in early 2016.
Mogherini in February said that all 28 members of the European Union were backing the opening with Iran.
“It was very important to see the unity of the member states in the direction, intentions and preparations of this work we are doing with Iran,” Mogherini stated at the time.