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Salehi: Istanbul may be venue of Iran-G5+1 nuclear talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Ankara, Jan 18, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday Iran and 5+1 nuclear talks will most probably be held in Istanbul.

Upon arriving in Ankara from Kuniya, he told reporters that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is in direct contact with both Secretary of Supreme National Security Council of Iran Saeed Jalili and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherin Ashton and they will announce the venue of the talks in near future.

Salehi termed the Turkish people as brothers and said, Iran and Turkey enjoy friendly and very strong relations because 40 percent of Iranians speaks Turkish.

Salehi is scheduled to meet Turkish President Abdollah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Minister of Environment and Housing Erdogan Bayraktar and to take part in the two countries’ Joint Economic Commission session.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30771713

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