Turkish, Iranian foreign ministers discuss upcoming Turkish-hosted nuclear talks

Published 24.12.2010 09:53
Updated 24.12.2010 10:02

Turkey's foreign minister says he has discussed the next round of nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers with Iran's new acting foreign minister.

The talks will held in Istanbul next month.

Turkey's Ahmet Davutoglu said he met Iran's Ali Akbar Salehi at a regional economic summit late Wednesday. Salehi, who is accompanying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is making his first international appearance since replacing Iran's sacked foreign minister last week.

Davutoglu said Thursday that Turkey was working toward "reducing the environment of tension" over Iran's nuclear program.

Iran held a first round of talks with officials from the U.S., China, Russia, France, Britain, Germany and the European Union in Geneva earlier this month.

ISTANBUL - The Associated Press

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