ANKARA – Iran and the European Union have agreed to start talks on issues including confronting terrorism, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a news conference with the EU’s chief diplomat in Tehran on Tuesday.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrived for a one-day visit to discuss implementation of an agreement for Iran to curtail its nuclear program in return for lifting sanctions against the country, state TV reported. “We have agreed to hold high-level talks between Iran and the European Union over different issues, including energy cooperation … human rights, confronting terrorism and regional issues,” Zarif said after meeting her.
Mogherini said implementation of the agreement “depends on political will, commitment and patience of all parties involved … The deal has the capacity to pave the ground for wider cooperation between Iran and the West.”
“Regional and international cooperation with Iran is very important for us.”