Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili says Tehran expects that its right to nuclear technology, including uranium enrichment, be recognized during the upcoming talks with the P5+1 in Moscow, PressTV reported.
In an exclusive interview with the English-language Russia Today news channel on Friday, Jalili stressed that Iran welcomes dialogue and has always been open to cooperation and talks with different countries on a wide range of issues, including cooperation in the field of the nuclear energy.
But this cooperation must take place with a clear strategy, he stressed.
"If they (the P5+1 group) are also committed to a similar strategy, a similar approach, then the prospects for the Moscow talks will be promising. We will look at this round of talks with optimism if the agreements reached in Istanbul and Baghdad are honored," the top Iranian official pointed out.
Jalili further noted that Iran believes its five-point proposal as well as the P5+1's package should be discussed in detail during the Moscow negotiations.
"We are strongly against weapons of mass destruction. Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran has the capacity to cooperate in the field of disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation; so these capacities should be drawn on by the international community," he stated.
Jalili further said that Tehran expects that its right to the nuclear technologies, including uranium enrichment, be recognized and respected as that right is clearly defined by the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
He emphasized that Iran's nuclear activities are entirely under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the Islamic Republic is conducting its nuclear energy program in full compliance with the NPT.
He also complained about subversive acts against Iran, which is involved in legitimate and peaceful nuclear activities.
"Why does the international community that claims to live under the rule of law accept such a situation, where all rules are violated and countries that are seeking to exercise their legitimate rights are discriminated against. This kind of discrimination is not limited to one country only," Jalili noted.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator said the Israeli officials' open discussion of a military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities has to do with the belligerent and illegitimate nature of the Zionist regime.
He said that threatening statements by the Israeli officials show that the Tel Aviv regime seeks to achieve its goals through military means, adding that, once again, this regime thinks it has the right to make these (threatening) statements and threaten the whole world; such moves are guided by militarist, warmongering and belligerent intentions.
Iran and the six world powers wrapped up their meeting in Baghdad on May 24 after two days of negotiations.
The Iranian negotiating delegation was headed by Jalili, and the delegations of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany were headed by the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
Iran and the P5+1 have agreed to hold another round of talks in Moscow on June 18 and 19.