伊朗外长欢迎美方出席核会谈 Iran FM Welcomes US Presence at Nuclear Talks

18 July, 2008

伊朗外交部长说,他认为有可能就美国在德黑兰设立外交机构和开通两国直航进行谈判。

穆塔基星期五在土耳其首都安卡拉说,美国参加即将举行的伊朗核项目谈判是一个积极的发展,他预计会谈将会取得进展。

本星期早些时候,美国宣布将派高级特使、国务次卿伯恩斯参加星期六在日内瓦举行的同伊朗首席核谈判代表和欧盟外交政策负责人索拉纳举行的谈判。

伯恩斯参加谈判标志着美国政策的转变。布什政府长期以来坚持不和伊朗举行核谈判,直到伊朗停止浓缩铀活动。

Iran's foreign minister says he sees the possibility for talks on the United States setting up a diplomatic presence in Tehran and opening direct flights between the two countries.

Speaking (today/Friday) in the Turkish capital, Ankara, Manouchehr Mottaki said U.S. participation at upcoming talks with Iran on its nuclear program is a positive development and that he expects progress.

Earlier this week, the United States announced it is sending a senior envoy, Under Secretary of State William Burns, to join talks with Iran's top nuclear negotiator and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana Saturday in Geneva.

Attendance by Burns will mark a shift in U.S. policy. The Bush administration has long insisted on shunning nuclear talks with Iran until it stops enriching uranium.