International community must play role in Iran nuclear talks: Zarif

Mohammad Javad Zarif

The international community should not just observe the [nuclear] talks,” Zarif said in a meeting with the Indian foreign secretary.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the international community to play an active role in the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries over Tehran’s nuclear program.

“The international community should not just observe the [nuclear] talks and it is necessary for it to play a role in this regard, so that the negotiations can bear fruit,” Zarif said in a meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Tehran on Saturday.

The Indian official, for his part, expressed hope that Iran and the P5+1 group could reach an agreement on the text of a final agreement soon, adding that such a deal could contribute to the promotion of Tehran-New Delhi ties.

Negotiators from Iran and the P5+1 – the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – are holding talks on drafting the text of a possible final deal over Tehran’s nuclear program.

On Friday, a senior member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team said that Tehran andthe opposite side are resolute to speed up the talks.

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