Iran foreign minister due in Moscow ahead of nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit ally Moscow next week, the Islamic republic’s ambassador to Russia wrote on Facebook Friday, media reports said.

Mehdi Sanaei said that Zarif will travel on August 29 to meet his counterpart Sergei Lavrov, saying only that their talks would focus on bilateral, regional and international issues.

However, Iran is currently engaged in negotiations with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany -- known as P5+1 -- on securing an agreement with world powers on its controversial nuclear programme.

Iran and the P5+1 signed an interim deal last November and are in discussions to secure a more permanent accord.


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