Berlin seeks Settlement of Nuclear Dispute

Berlin seeks Settlement of Nuclear Dispute  Berlin seeks Settlement of Nuclear Dispute

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said Berlin supports the talks aimed at clinching a comprehensive deal between Iran and the major powers over Tehran's nuclear program.  

Steinmeier made the remakrs in a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly meeting in New York, the Mehr news agency reported on Thursday.  

The two ministers discussed various issues, including the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany).

"Iran's (active) participation in addressing regional issues is helpful," the German official said.

Zarif said Iran is seriously resolved to reach a final deal with the major powers, adding there is an "unprecedented opportunity" today for the West to solve the "fabricated" crisis.

In a separate meeting, Zarif held talks with the Italian foreign minister in New York on Thursday and the two ministers discussed the latest regional and international developments.

Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, who has recently been appointed as EU foreign policy chief, highlighted Iran's key role to help bring security to the region.  

"Exchange of opinion and consultations with Iran in addressing regional crises is important," she added.

Zarif, on his part, said, "Preserving regional stability and security and bolstering friendly relations with all the neighboring countries are high on Iran's foreign policy agenda."

He also underlined the indisputable right of the Iranian nation to access peaceful nuclear technology and outlined the country's conditions for reaching a nuclear deal with the major powers.