Salehi: Iran seeks dialogue, trust in nuclear talks

By REUTERS
April 13, 2012 07:07

WASHINGTON - Iran hopes all sides in upcoming talks on its nuclear program will commit to comprehensive dialogue and that negotiators make "genuine efforts to reestablish confidence and trust," Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Thursday.

In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Salehi said that to "solve the nuclear issue," the scope of talks this weekend in Istanbul between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany must address the concerns of all sides.

"Complex matters that have been left unaddressed for decades cannot be solved overnight," Salehi said. "Another sign of mutual respect is a willingness and readiness to both give and take, without preconditions."

Salehi said dialogue "must be seen as a process" and not an event.

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