Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Iran: Iran's FM says Istanbul talks will be held January 21-22

Tehran, Jan 11, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Istanbul talks will be held January 21-22.

Making the remarks on Tuesday during his weekly press briefing with domestic and foreign media and press, he said parties of the talks have agreed on the date to review the common points of cooperation.

He said no other countries have been suggested to participate in the talks in addition to Iran and the 5+1 member states.

The spokesman further described Iran’s initiative to invite representatives of world countries and international organizations to visit Iran’s nuclear facilities as a rare step which indicates the policy of transparency prevailing Iran’s activities.

He said Iran was one of the most exceptional countries which let the international bodies and organizations to visit its nuclear facilities.

Mehmanparast also indicated that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would most likely introduce the present caretaker of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Ali Akbar Salehi, as the new foreign minister to the parliament.