Iran, G5+1 FMs May Hold Talks in New York: Russian Diplomat

Russian Foreign Ministry’s Director of the Second Asian Department Zamir Kabulov said the foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers are likely to hold a meeting in New York soon.

There is a strong possibility that the foreign ministers of Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) will meet on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Kabulov said on Wednesday.

He said arrangements for the meeting will be discussed in talks in New York between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.

The likely ministerial meeting of Iran and the Group 5+1 would focus on the implementation process of the nuclear agreement reached between the two sides back in July 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to Russian media reports.

The 71st Regular Session of the UN General Assembly began at the UN headquarters on Tuesday, September 13.

While the JCPOA came into force in January, some Iranian officials complain about the US failure to fully implement the accord.

Back in March, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said Americans have yet to fulfill what they were supposed to do as per the nuclear deal.

Iran still has problems in its banking transactions or in restoring its frozen assets, because Western countries and those involved in such processes are afraid of Americans, the Leader said at the time, criticizing the US for its moves to prevent Iran from taking advantage of the sanctions removal.