Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 /Trend S.Isayev/
The negotiations regarding Iran's nuclear program have started today in Moscow, Mehr reported.
This round of negotiations is scheduled for two days.
Member of the Iranian nuclear delegation in Moscow believes that there is minimum chance that a progress at the talks can be reached.
The diplomat added that Iran sees no reason for changing its position.
"We have our principles. If the group accepts our conditions, we will accept theirs," he said.
The Iranian team of negotiators headed by Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Saeed Jalili is representing the Islamic Republic, while the six world powers are led by EU foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton.
Prior to the Moscow meeting, Iran and the 5+1 group held nuclear talks in Istanbul on April 14, and in Baghdad on May 23.
EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton's Chief Spokesperson Michael Mann said no agreement is expected to be signed at the nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 group that are currently underway in Moscow.
"There is a normal, business atmosphere," Mann said at the briefing. "We are expecting progress step by step, so far this is only the first step".
The question of halting the sanctions against Iran will only be discussed after Iran makes some concrete steps towards P5+1 proposals, Mann underscored.
Mann said that the talks will continue till evening, adding that Iran received Brussel's proposals at the last nuclear meeting in Baghdad.
According to Mann, Iran took the proposals seriously.
The West suspects Iran is trying to develop atomic bombs, while Iran says its nuclear work is solely for civilian purposes.
Iran has repeatedly dismissed the Western allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has every right to pursue nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
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