Sextet-Iran meeting deferral has unsatisfactory reason - Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called unsatisfactory reasons for the deferral of a meeting of the six international mediators and Tehran on the Iranian nuclear program.

"The meeting has really been adjourned and, to my big disappointment, I deem the cause of this delay absolutely unsatisfactory," Lavrov said after meeting with his Belgian counterpart in Moscow on Monday.

He called for "stopping being capricious" about the meeting venue.

"We are ready to meet anywhere as soon as possible and we think that the essence of our negotiations is much more important than the ambience a particular town can create. I hope common sense will win and we will stop being whimsical like small children," the Russian foreign minister said.

It makes no sense to continue "the tenacious talk over the petty affair."

The international sextet mediating the settlement of the Iranian nuclear problem is made up of five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany.

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