Foreign Ministers of Iran and the P5+1 countries (U.S., France, U.K., Russia, China and Germany) spoke Monday about the possibility of holding talks on the ongoing conflict in Syria, two months after signing a pact on Iran's nuclear program.
At a meeting on the implementation of the nuclear pact, the ministers discussed the possibility of replicating the nuclear talks model for other countries too, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini explained.
"We have discussed tonight the possibility of using this format also on some of the regional issues," of which Syria "is the first and most urgent crisis we have in front of us," said Mogherini, after the meeting that was also attended by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Yavad Zarif.
Other foreign ministers who attended the meeting included Russia's Sergei Lavrov, France's Laurent Fabius, U.K.'s Philip Hammond, Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and China's Wang Yi.
Iran is yet to clearly respond to statements by the U.S. government that it is willing to talk to Tehran about the conflict in Syria where the Iranian administration backs the Bashar al-Assad regime.
Mogherini added the ministers are happy with the progress of the implementation process of the nuclear deal and have agreed to meet again shortly.
When questioned about possible hurdles to the lifting of sanctions in the U.S. Congress, the European Union foreign policy chief expressed confidence the six powers will act quickly to fulfil their part of the deal.