Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili has arrived in Moscow for a new round of talks with the representatives of the P5+1, due to begin Monday.
According to Press TV, Jalili landed in Moscow Sunday morning, leading a delegation to participate in the newest round of the negotiations with the P5+1 group, headed by European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and hosted by the Russian Foreign Ministry on June 18 and 19.
Ahead of the Moscow talks, Jalili reiterated, "Iran's rights in the area of nuclear technology, including the right to enrich uranium, must be recognized and respected."
He once again expressed Iran's readiness to cooperate and enter talks with "different countries on a variety of issues, including collaborations in the field of nuclear energy," insisting, however, that such talks must pursue a clear strategy to bear fruit, "which is what we have been stressing throughout the talks in Istanbul and Baghdad."
Emphasizing Iran's strong opposition to all weapons of mass destruction, Jalili further said, "Today the Islamic Republic of Iran is capable of collaborating on disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons; thus, the international community must draw on such capabilities."
He went on to note that Tehran's rights in the field of nuclear technology and uranium enrichment have been "clearly recognized in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)," to which Iran is a long-standing signatory.
The P5+1 group includes the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the US - as well as Germany.
Earlier in an exclusive interview with the English-language Russia Today news channel on Friday, Jalili also complained about "subversive" acts against the Iranian nation for its engagement in legitimate and peaceful nuclear activities.
The international community is now openly asking why some Iranian scientists working at peaceful nuclear facilities are targeted by terrorists, he argued.
Iran and the six world powers wrapped up their last meeting in Baghdad on May 24 after two days of negotiations, and agreed to hold new talks on June 18 and 19.