TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in New York to discuss the nuclear deal with Iran.

According to the website of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the Tuesday meeting, the two sides discussed the future of the Iran nuclear deal and the necessity of more efforts and commitment on the part of European countries to preserve it. 

Among other key topics on the agenda were upcoming trips to the US by European leaders and their attempts to maintain the nuclear agreement as well as the need for them to make all parties to the deal fully live up to their obligations under the JCPOA.

The two top diplomats also exchanged views on the situation in Syria and emphasised the need to make efforts to restore stability to the Arab country through political talks. 

They also rejected any military solution to the crises in the Middle East.

Accordingly, Zarif and Maas discussed Syria while stressing the trend of Astana talks as well as a peaceful and political settlement of the crisis in the country.

In addition to regional and international issues, the two foreign ministers underlined the need to enhance bilateral relations and mutual cooperation on different fronts.

Foreign Minister Zarif arrived in New York on Thursday for a six-day visit to attend the UN Meeting on Peace-building and Sustaining Peace on April 24-25.

KI/PR