EU freign policy chief Catherine Ashton says the group of six major world powers (P5+1) is ready to hold talks on Tehran's 5-point proposal in the forthcoming negotiations with Iran in Moscow.
In a phone conversation with Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili on Monday, Ashton said the P5+1 - comprising of Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States plus Germany - is ready to discuss Tehran’s proposal.
Stressing the necessity of achieving success in the upcoming talks in the Russian capital, Ashton expressed hope that both sides could find common grounds based on Iran's proposal and the P5+1 package.
Jalili, for his part, stressed the importance of respecting the agreements reached in the previous P5+1 talks in Baghdad and Istanbul.
He said that Iran will clarify its five-point proposal in the Moscow talks, stressing that an appropriate response to Tehran's proposition can bring about a progress in the talks.
He added that the group’s reluctance to hold expert-level preparatory meetings ahead of the Moscow talks caused a hiatus in the progress of constructive talks.
During their last round of talks in Baghdad, Iran and the P5+1 agreed to continue their negotiations in Moscow on June 18-19.