Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said today progress has been made in his talks with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. He added that the West has “political will” to reach comprehensive agreement with Iran. Zarif made the comments after two days of meetings with Ashton in Istanbul.
“We have made progress; we exchanged views during lengthy discussions that we have had in the last two days in Istanbul with Catherine Ashton,” said Zarif.
“Iran is determined to find a solution that respects the rights of the Iranian people and also clear up any misunderstandings about the sites of the Iranian nuclear program,” Zarif told reporters today during his visit to Algiers. (AFP, 28 My)
“It’s a matter of time, but also political will must be expressed to reach an agreement. I can assure you the other party has the political will to reach an agreement,” Zarif said.
File photo: Catherine Ashton (L) and Javad Zarif at Iran-P5+1 talks in Vienna, 14 May, 2014. (Dieter Nagl/AFP)