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Iran agrees to talk about its nuclear program

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 - 01:32

Sept. 27 - Diplomats make progress on discussions of Iran's nuclear program. Julie Noce reports.

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Iran has agreed to address concerns about it's nuclear program during talks at the United Nations. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held high level discussions with counterparts from Britian, China, France, Germany, Russia and the U.S. on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. After the meeting, the diplomats agreed- things went well. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, FOREIGN MINISTER OF IRAN, SAYING: Discussions were very substantive, business-like. We hope to be able to make progress towards resolving this issue in a timely fashion based on respecting the rights of the Iranian people to nuclear technology for peaceful purposes including enrichment, and at the same time making sure that there is not concern at the international level that Iran's nuclear program is anything but peaceful. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WILLIAM HAGUE, BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, SAYING: I think the tone and spirit we of the meeting we had has been very good and indeed a big improvement on the tone and spirit of previous meetings on this issue and I pay tribute to Minister Zarif for that and for taking the approach that he has so far. We've all established good working relations with him during this week in New York and this meeting was a reflection of that. It's the first time in more than 30 years that such high level talks have taken place between Iran and the U.S. More meetings are scheduled in Geneva in mid-October.

Iran agrees to talk about its nuclear program

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 - 01:32

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