World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon held a discussion on a nuclear swap agreement signed by Iran during their meeting on Friday.
Davutoglu's meeting with Ban Ki-moon took place at the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, Anadolu agency said.
The meeting was closed to the press.
In today's meeting, Davutoglu requested from the United Nations to stand behind the process concerning the swap agreement.
Davutoglu and Ban Ki-moon also discussed the recent developments in Iraq and the two leaders agreed on immediately establishing stability in Iraq after violent acts have increased recently.
The issue of Cyprus was also discussed by Davutoglu and Ban Ki-moon and the possibility of lifting isolations on the Turkish Cypriots came up in the talks.
Foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Brazil signed a deal on May 17 where Iran committed to give the 1200kg of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for 20 percent enriched uranium it will receive from Western countries to be used as fuel in the nuclear research reactor in Tehran. Tehran will receive the enriched uranium from the Vienna Group, comprising of the U.S., France, Russia and International Atomic Energy Agency, in Turkey.
The deal has to be approved by the Vienna Group (U.S., Russia, France and International Atoic Energy Agency) to enter into force.