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Zarif: Iran ready to sign final deal if its nuclear rights recognized

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Nov 2, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Iran is ready to sign nuclear deal in case the countrys peaceful nuclear activities are officially recognized.

Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende on Sunday.

In the meeting, the two foreign ministers exchanged views on issues of mutual interests along with regional developments mainly those taking place in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

Grounds for expansion of all-out cooperation between the two countries are well prepared, Zarif said.

The status of Iranian university students in Norway is very important for Iran, Zarif said and called for resolving their problems as the Iranian public opinion is very sensitive to their status.

Zarif called for immediate setlement of the problems facing those Iranian students deprived of continuing their studies in Norway.

On nuclear talks between Iran and G5+1, he said Iran is ready to sign the final deal with G5+1, if they officially recognize the countrys peaceful nuclear rights.

On regional developments, Zarif called for convergence and interaction among countries of the region.

Iran has played a very active role in dealing with drug trafficking to Europe and has incurred heavy financial losses and casualties for this purpose, Zarif said.

The Norwegian foreign minister, for his part, referred to his meetings with Iranian officials during his stay in Iran and underlined Tehrans prominent role in the region.

He also expressed the hope that talks between Iran and G5+1 will end successfully soon.

The new deal between Iran and G5+1 will create new opportunities in ties between Iran and the European Union, he said.

Issues in Iraq and Syria should be resolve through regional cooperation, underlined the Norwegian foreign minister.
On the current status of Iranian university students in Norway, he said two third of their demands have been met so far.

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