Turkey offers Iran to host nuclear talks with West

Iranian officials have conveyed to Davutoglu a copy of Tehran's updated package of proposals over the nuclear row.

Turkey offers Iran to host nuclear talks with West
The Turkish foreign minister met Iranian national security chief on Sunday.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had a meeting with Saeed Jalili, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council and chief nuclear negotiator, on the second day of his formal visit to the Iranian capital of Tehran.

The Iranian state TV said that Davutoglu and Jalili discussed further improvement of bilateral relations.

Turkish foreign minister has said his country was ready to host negotiations between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear program.

"We hope that negotiations between Iran and the West would start in the shortest possible time and we are ready to host these negotiations," diplomatic sources quoted Davutoglu as saying.

Iranian officials have conveyed to Davutoglu a copy of Tehran's updated package of proposals over the nuclear row which was submitted on August 9 to the UN Security Council members plus Germany.

The Turkish foreign minister held a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki on Saturday in which he said Turkey was ready to do what it had to do to avoid a new sanction on Iran and to lift current sanctions.

Davutoglu had said, "Turkey will do its best for solving all problems, particularly nuclear program controversy, through peaceful means and dialogue, because this is not only an issue concerning Iran and the West or other countries but also an issue concerning Turkey's interests.

After completing his talks in Tehran, Davutoglu proceeded to Mashhad.

During his visit to Tehran, Davutoglu met Foreign Minister Motaki, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejadi, and exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional issues.


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