Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 12 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Member of Iran's negotiating team with P5+1 group, Mostafa Dolatyar said that at the upcoming nuclear meeting in Kazakstan, Iran will listen to the proposals of the opposing side, ISNA reported.
Talking to the journalists, Dolatyar noted that thus far Iranian side has not received any formal proposals from the P5+1 group members.
"We were supposed to receive new proposals," Dolatyar said. "Later it turned out the proposals were very much the same as we received from P5+1 during the talks in Moscow."
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.
Dolatyar, who is also the director-general of the Department for Political and International Studies of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that Iran has already stated its position, and now will wait to see what the opposing side brings to the negotiating table.
"Iran will reply to the prepositions of the P5+1 group, based on what is being proposed," Dolatyar said.
Israel - a U.S. ally believed to have the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal - has threatened military action if diplomacy and economic sanctions intended to rein in Iran's uranium enrichment program do not resolve the stand-off.
Iran denies Western accusations that it is seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability, saying its program is aimed only at power generation and medical research.
Negotiations between Iran and the 'six' on Tehran's national nuclear programme will be held in Almaty on February 26.
In 2012, representatives of the 'six' and Iran held three rounds of talks in Istanbul (April 14), Baghdad (May 23-24) and Moscow (June18-19). None of these meetings resulted in breakthroughs.
Previously talks between the 'six' and Iran were not conducted for over a year.
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