New York

05 October 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Secretary-General met today H.E. Mr. Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

On the Iranian nuclear issue, the Secretary-General urged that all parties should implement the nuclear agreement, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in good faith.

The Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister also discussed regional issues.  On Syria, the Secretary-General reiterated that there is no military solution to the conflict and asked Iran to exercise its influence in promoting a political solution.  On Yemen, the Secretary-General reviewed the efforts of his Special Envoy to revive talks based on the relevant Security Council resolutions.  The Secretary-General also underscored the need for Lebanon's presidential vacuum to be filled as quickly as possible.