Iran Foreign Minister to meet 6 major powers at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will hold nuclear talks with counterparts from the six major powers at the United Nations this week, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Monday.
Mr Zarif will join a meeting of the foreign ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States at a meeting on Iran's contested nuclear programme, Ms Asthon told reporters.
The meeting, which is expected to be held on Thursday, was scheduled to involve US Secretary of State John Kerry. The US and Iran have no diplomatic relations.
Ms Ashton said she had a “good and constructive” meeting at the UN with Mr Zarif, a US-educated veteran diplomat named by newly elected President Hassan Rohani.