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FM: Larijani-Solana talks prepared grounds for materializing goals

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Madrid, March 1, IRNA
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in a meeting with his Spanish counterpart, Miguel Angel Moratinos on Thursday said that the talks between Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani and EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana have prepared the proper ground for materializing the real goals of both sides.

Mottaki urged the need to increase the negotiators involved in Iran's nuclear issue, adding that participation of influential countries and significant regional and global bodies in these talks can create fair conditions and more realistic atmosphere.

Meanwhile, the minister briefed Moratinos on Iran's stance on the latest developments in the Middle East, including the crises in Lebanon and Iraq.

"Continuous talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia aiming to help the factions involved in Lebanon's domestic conflicts and materialize peace and stability in the country are currently underway," he added.

Turning to the conference of Iraq's neighboring countries in the near future, he said that foreign minsters of Iran, Iraq and Syria are scheduled to hold talks at the upcoming meeting to be attended by the regional countries in response to the Iraqi government's call for promotion of security and stability in the country.

"Spain's realistic approach to the Middle East developments can be effective in solving the regional crises," he added.

At the meeting, the two foreign ministers also discussed Afghanistan, Palestine and other issues of mutual interest.

Besides, they urged the need to continue exchange of views on various regional and international matters.

The Iranian foreign minister arrived in the Spanish capital, Madrid, Thursday to attend the first international conference of average income countries (March 1-2).

The two-day event is attended by the heads of international and regional bodies, ministers and high-ranking delegations from 80 countries.



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