Sayed Abbas Araghchi, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saeed Jalili’s run for president will not affect the process of nuclear talks with the group of P5+1 consisting five permanent member of security council and Germany.
“Tomorrow Mr. Jalili will meet Catherine Ashton in Istanbul as a step of the negotiations,” Said Araghchi who is also the in a Press Conference in Tehran on Tuesday.
Araghchi who is a member of Iranian nuclear negotiating team expressed hope that “Ashton gives Iran positive answers in her meeting [with Dr. Jalili] tomorrow and [the P5+1] have met Iran’s proposal in a constructive manner.
“I believe the election generally will have some effects on the negotiations but none of Iran’s principal policies will change,” he said.
The EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and Secretary of Iranian Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili will meet in Iran’s consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday.
The talks come whereas Ashton was supposed to consult with the P5+1 foreign ministers and inform the group of Iran’s proposals, while Iran has received no response about its offers one month after talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili has registered to stand in the June 14 presidential election.