A senior U.S. official said on Monday that Turkey's diplomatic efforts regarding Iran were praiseworthy, however, Iran should get into contact with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the 5+1 states which comprises of UN Security Council's 5 permanent members USA, China, Russia, France and Britain plus Germany.
Speaking on condition of anonymity to reporters on the content of Monday's telephone conversation between Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a senior U.S. official said Iran was the primary issue on the agenda of the phone talk.
"We have appreciated Turkey's diplomacy regarding the Iran issue. However, the message given by Clinton during the phone conversation was that it was now time for Iran to contact IAEA and the P5+1 as relevant channels at this point, moreover, everybody should encourage Iran to establish such contact," the official said.
The official noted that Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu also agreed with Clinton on such matter.
Turkey and Brazil signed in May an agreement with Tehran to send abroad 1,200 kg of its low-enriched uranium in return for reactor fuel, and as non-permanent members of the Security Council, they voted against the resolution imposing sanctions on Iran.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 13 Temmuz 2010, 18:09