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Next rounds of nuclear talks in Davos, Munich

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Davos [in Switzerland] and Munich [in Germany] will host the next rounds of negotiations between Iran and 5+1.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says that the next rounds of negotiations between Iran and 5+1 will be held in Davos and Munich.

Talking to reporters on Monday, he made the remarks when using a Tehran metro line to work. He used the public transportation to mark the ‘Day of Clean Air’ which is celebrated every year in Iran on January 19.

Zarif also said that his talks with his American counterpart John Kerry had been ‘open and frank’, adding that they discussed details and focused on complicated issues.

As it is always the case with international talks, he added, the details are the most difficult part of discussions.

The Iranian top diplomat further said that the overall pattern of negotiations has been already established, adding that Iran has the right to nuclear enrichment and continue its nuclear program. He also stressed the need for the removal of sanctions against Iran once an agreement is reached.

For the next remaining months of the deadline, he said, parties involved in the talks have to focus on details.

It will take long hours to discuss the details such as the number of centrifuges, the foreign minister noted.

“It is a source of pride for the nation to see that the best Western scientists are spending hours and hours to scrutinize what the young Iranian experts have been discussing with them,” Zarif said.

He said what Iran has always emphasized is that the parties to the talks with Iran have to admit the fact that they have to stop bullying if they want to get to any results in the negotiations.

“They could never indulge in the talks and continue their pressures on Iran simultaneously,” he said.

Zarif said this issue seems to be settled with Iran’s partners in the talks as they are just discussing methods now.

The Iranian foreign minister expressed hope that favorable results could be attained in due course of time though it might seem very difficult.


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