TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with a number of his counterparts on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, in his meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Zarif said that Tehran was ready to engage in “serious” negotiations with world powers to resolve the dispute over its nuclear program.
Westerwelle, for his part, welcomed the fact that preparations are being made for a meeting between Iran and the six major powers, namely the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France, and Germany, which are known as the P5+1 group.
In his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Zarif said that a political solution should be found to the crisis in Syria.
The two officials also discussed bilateral ties and explored ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries.
The Iranian foreign minister also held talks with his Bahraini counterpart, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, and discussed relations between the two countries with him.
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