New Zealand foreign minister, Murray McCully. Image courtesy of

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – NZ welcomes Iran nuclear talks breakthrough

New Zealand foreign minister, Murray McCully. Image courtesy of
New Zealand foreign minister, Murray McCully. Image courtesy of

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed news that an agreement has been reached which lays out parameters for a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme.

“The announcement from the P5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran is a significant development, which opens the way for a comprehensive agreement,” Mr McCully says.

“A final agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme will have a positive impact on regional stability in the Middle East, and give scope for the further expansion of New Zealand’s relations with Iran.

“New Zealand fully supports the P5+1 process, and commends the leadership being shown by all parties at this latest round of talks.

“While the negotiations are complex, the agreement which has been reached in Lausanne provides a roadmap through and demonstrates the goodwill on all sides. We hope this momentum can now be converted into comprehensive agreement by the 30 June,” Mr McCully says.

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