|Austrian president says Leader’s support for nuclear talks is promising||
VIENNA – During a meeting in Vienna on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Austrian President Heinz Fischer called for the expansion of relations between the two countries.
The two officials also discussed a range of issues in relation to the Middle East region, including the Syria crisis, the upcoming presidential election Syria, and recent developments in the relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Commenting on the nuclear talks between Tehran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), Fischer said that he is hopeful that Iran and the major powers will eventually reach a comprehensive agreement to help resolve the decade-old dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program.
He also said the fact that Iran’s Supreme Leader has supported the process of nuclear negotiations is promising.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Fischer described as highly positive the recent visit of Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz to Tehran. Fischer is also scheduled to travel to Iran in the near future.
Deal is possible
For his part, Iranian foreign minister said that Iran and the six major powers are able to clinch a final nuclear deal if the two sides have enough political will.
“The two sides’ realism and will are the main factors to help achieve the desired result,” he said.
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