Iranian FM hopeful about negotiations

Iranian foreign minister and chief negotiator Zarif said he was hopeful about resumed nuclear talks.

Iranian FM hopeful about negotiations

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iranian Foreign Minister and chief negotiator Muhammad Javad Zarif has said he hoped the talks would be the beginning of a new phase.

Speaking at a press conference following the end of two-day nuclear negotiations with the EU, Zarif stated that the plans that they presented required serious and deep negotiations.

Zarif announced the talks would continue at experts level, adding they would come together whenever ministerial meetings required.

Asked whether they would sign The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Zarif said there were several legal obstracles which could yet to be debated in the future.

Iran resumed negotiations with P5+1 in Geneva on Tuesday since Hassan Rouhani became the country's president in August.

The two-day meeting, the first since relative moderate Hassan Rouhani was elected Iran's president on a platform to ease its international isolation, is seen as the best chance in years to defuse a long stand-off over Iran's nuclear program.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Ekim 2013, 10:12