FM says Iran's nuclear case should turn into ordinary one

Photo: FM says Iran's nuclear case should turn into ordinary one / Iran

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 19

By Saeed Isayev - Trend:

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking at the press conference said that the aim of the negotiations with P5+1 group is to make Iran's nuclear issue an ordinary issue, and deal with it accordingly.

"There are issues that should be discussed in the next meeting and then put on paper," Zarif underscored.

He made the remarks after the country's negotiating team held another round of nuclear talks on 18-19 March in Vienna.

Iran and the P5+1 group (five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) have resumed their nuclear discussions in Vienna in an effort to work out a permanent agreement aimed at fully resolving the decade-old dispute over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.

The new round of the negotiations follows earlier discussions in the Vienna, which ended on February 20.

"The negotiating process should be over by the end of July. We hope not to go to the second deadline, which is on January 20," Zarif said. "If we can finish the talks by July 20, that would mean the end of negotiations, and we could start implementing the plan."

The minister went on to say that Iran's main objective is to remove all sanctions imposed on the country.

"We have our views on it, just like the other side. How the sanctions will be lifted is the subject of negotiations," Zarif said. "We're approaching understanding on the issue."

Previously, Zarif said that the negotiations were going on good so far.

The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical research instead.

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