Iran's Salehi says six powers meet in Kazakhstan

Six world powers have proposed to hold a new round of talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in Kazakhstan on Feb. 25

Iran's Salehi says six powers meet in Kazakhstan

World Bulletin/News Desk

Six world powers have proposed to hold a new round of talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in Kazakhstan on Feb. 25, Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Sunday.

"I have good news - I heard yesterday that the P5+1 or EU3+3 will be meeting in Kazakhstan on Feb. 25," he said at the Munich Security Conference. He did not make clear whether Iran had agreed to the meeting.

He said he took with "positive consideration" comments by U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday in which he held out the possibility of direct talks with Iran.

Salehi said there was "no red line for bilateral negotiations" as long as the other side had a real intention to resolve the issue.

Salehi also said his talks with the Syrian opposition leader in Munich one day earlier could contribute to finding a solution to the war in Syria.

Salehi said Syrian National Coalition leader Moaz Alkhatib's comments to him, in their talks late on Saturday, that he would be willing to talk with representatives of the Syrian government if prisoners were released represented "a good step forward".

"If we want to stop the bloodshed we cannot continue putting the blame one side on the other," Salehi told the Munich Security Conference, adding that he was ready to talk again to the opposition and wanted to be "part of the solution".

 

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