TEHRAN, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry will lead nuclear talks with the world powers in the next round of negotiations, local media reported on Thursday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tasked the Foreign Ministry with conducting the upcoming nuclear talks with the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany, known as P5+1, semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Iran's new Foreign Minister, is an experienced diplomat over Iran's controversial nuclear program and was a member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team, led by Rouhani, from 2003 to 2005.
Iran to resume nuclear talks after appointment of nuclear negotiator: spokesman
TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Iran is waiting for President Hassan Rouhani to appoint chief nuclear negotiator as the first step for the resumption of talks with the world powers, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
After the assignation of the nuclear negotiator and its negotiating team, the next step would be specifying the time to resume the talks, said Abbas Araqchi in his weekly press briefing. Full story
Iran ready for "purposeful" nuclear talks: FM
TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Iran's new foreign minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said that his country is ready for "purposeful" nuclear talks within specified timetable, local media reported on Sunday.
Zarif made the remarks in a telephone conversation with EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton on Saturday. Full story