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First round of talks between Iran and G5+1 ends

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Istanbul, April 14, IRNA -- The first round of talks between Iran and the G5+1 ended in Istanbul on Saturday.

Turkey is hosting the meeting between Iran and G5+1 comprising US, Russia, France, China and Britain plus Germany, for the second time.

The last meeting between the two sides took place in Istanbul in January 2011. Iran and the G5+1 had also held two rounds of multifaceted talks in Geneva in December 2010.

Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and the European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton co-chaired the meeting.

The two delegations attended a banquet thrown by Iran’s consulate in Istanbul.

The meeting took about three hours in which Ashton underlined that the G5+1 was to take new strategy in this round of talks.

Jalili, for his part called on the G5+1 to take necessaery measures to win the trust of the Iranian nation.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has entered into talks with high morale calling for recognition of its legitimate rights, Jalili said.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80078107

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