Visiting Justice Minister of Iran Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi Saturday in Baghdad discussed ways to promote Iran-Iraq relations in a meeting with President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) Ammar al-Hakim.
A Senior Iranian negotiator voiced satisfaction in the progressive trend of the third round of talks between Iran and the Group5+1 (the five Permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) in Vienna, and expressed hope that the seven delegations could strike a final deal in six months.
A senior Iranian lawmaker lambasted US Secretary of State John Kerry for his military threats against Iran amid diplomatic efforts underway by Tehran and the world powers, and said such remarks destroy the confidence built between the two sides after endorsing the Geneva agreement.
Despite all the pressures, Iran took the first step to build confidence in response to US desire for negotiations with the country and now it is waiting for practical, positive and confidence-building measures to be taken by the US administration, a senior Iranian lawmaker said on Wednesday.
Iranian and Pakistani officials are due to start two days of talks in Tehran on Monday on export of Iran's Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) supplies to Pakistan and construction of an oil refinery at Gwadar on Monday.