Switzerland ready to provide platform for Iran nuclear talks

# 12:47
27 May 2019

Switzerland supports any effort to resolve the tense Iran nuclear situation and is ready to host talks to this end, as the country has done many times before, Tobias Privitelli, the deputy head of the Swiss diplomatic mission in Russia, said, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

"We fully support the JCPOA [the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or the Iran nuclear deal]. We think it is an important element of the international nuclear non-proliferation architecture … We are ready to host talks, we did [it] in the past, there were important talks on Iran in Switzerland. When it comes to mediation, which is a much bigger issue, we only act upon the wish of both sides," Privitelli said.

Switzerland has been representing US interests in Iran since the latter two have no official diplomatic relations, the deputy ambassador recalled.