Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Iran Suggests Cairo for Nuclear Talks with World Powers

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has proposed Cairo as the venue for the meeting between Iran and the six world powers to discuss Iran’s nuclear program. 
“When I was in Egypt ... it was suggested that the next meeting be held in Cairo. This issue was welcomed by our dear friends in Egypt and Egypt will consult with the P5+1 for hosting this meeting,” Salehi said on Wednesday (ISNA/Reuters, 23 January)
The last round of negotiations between Iran and P5+1 was held in June 2012 in Moscow. The date and venue for the next meeting have yet to be set.

UPDATE: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that he was confident the world powers will hold new talks with Tehran, but that a venue had not yet been agreed.

“The talks will take place, I am convinced of that. Now technical questions are being agreed, including on the site of the meeting,” Lavrov said. (Reuters, 23 January)
File photo: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in Cairo. 10 January 2013. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

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