The chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force, Stuart Eizenstat, met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on October 2, 2013. Eizenstat, accompanied by Atlantic Council South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz and Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin, held a wide-ranging conversation with Zarif that touched on issues of concern between the United States and Iran and on the Task Force’s efforts over the past two and a half years to find pragmatic solutions to these issues.

The meeting, which lasted one hour, took place at the Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in New York, where Zarif has been attending the annual summit of the UN General Assembly. Mohammad Khazaee, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations, also participated in the discussions.