Iran says nuclear talks with powers 'fruitful'

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 16, 2013 12:28 PM
Iran says nuclear talks with powers 'fruitful'

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran called two days of nuclear talks with six world powers that ended on Wednesday "fruitful" and said it hoped for a new phase in relations.

"We sense that members of the (six powers) also have exhibited the necessary political will in order to move the process forward. Now we need to get to the details," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a news conference.

He said two sides had for the first time agreed on a joint statement after the talks, but declined to give details on what had been discussed during the meeting in Geneva. A new meeting has been set for November 7-8 in the Swiss city.

(Reporting by Justyna Pawlak, Yeganeh Torbati and Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)