The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran wrote on his Facebook wall "We are heading to Geneva for the 5+1 talks. At the inauguration session, we will present the Iranian framework as a proposal to reach a solution to the nuclear case. Then, my colleagues will continue the negotiations with the Six Majors and, if needed, I will intervene as well.”
"As I have said before, tomorrow will be the beginning of a tough, pretty much time-consuming procedure. I hope that by Wednesday we can reach a consensus on the map of the way to a solution. But even if the other side comes with goodwill, we will need another session with ministers in order to make agreements on the details and how to start the actions,” Zarif continues.
The Foreign Minister adds "Although we will try to lead the negotiations somewhere in the shortest possible time, preventing the talks to turn into the goal themselves, we must keep in mind that the new negotiation team attempts to change the trend of the past 6 years which has had no achievement. I am not trying to judge here, but I believe that no doubt, negotiation as an attempt to reach agreements is more difficult and more dangerous than a mere statement of interests. Therefore, more than any time, these talks need domestic cooperation and restraint from premature judgment, especially political and party-oriented statements.”