Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 30 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov /
The P5+1 group disagreed to hold the next nuclear talks with Iran in Egypt's Cairo, Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said recently, Mehr reported.
"Iran has made an offer to hold the next talks in Egypt, and the Egyptian officials expressed readiness to host them, however the P5+1 group said they would be interested holding the meeting in another country," Salehi said.
The minister added that some countries, such Kazakhstan, Turkey, Sweden, and Switzerland proposed to offer their ground to negotiators for the nuclear talks.
"It is the P5+1 who is backing down from talks, not Iran," Salehi underscored.
The West, led by the United States, has imposed sanctions against Iran, accusing Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program.
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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