Turkey says not party of Iran-EU nuclear talks

Previously, US and West ignored a deal that Turkey and Brazil successfully brokered with Iran on nuclear talks.

Turkey says not party of Iran-EU nuclear talks

Turkey will host a meeting among representatives of P5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council including the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) countries and Iran in January 2011.

Spokesperson Selcuk Unal of Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Turkey would only be the host of the meeting.

"Turkey is not a country that is a party of the talks of the P5+1 countries," Unal told reporters.

However, as a country that believed in diplomacy, Turkey would do everything it could during and after the meeting if it was asked to contribute, Unal also said.

The first meeting between Iran and P5+1 took place in Geneva, Switzerland in October 2009.

Previously, US and West ignored a deal that Turkey and Brazil successfully brokered with Iran on nuclear talks. And Turkey and Brazil voted against the resolution at the United Nations Security Council, the first time a sanctions vote on Iran has failed to pass unanimously.


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Last Mod: 10 Aralık 2010, 15:40
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