A senior Iranian diplomat says Tehran has announced its readiness for resuming nuclear negotiations with the Vienna Group and is awaiting the group's reply to the issue, Press TV reported.
"We have announced our request for [resuming] negotiations with the Vienna Group -- France, Russia, the US and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) -- within the framework of the Tehran declaration," Deputy Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Abolfazl Zohrehvand said on Monday.
Iran signed a declaration with Turkey and Brazil on May 17 based on which Tehran agreed to exchange 1,200 kg of its low-enriched uranium on Turkish soil with 20 percent-enriched nuclear fuel.
"We are still waiting for the Vienna Group's answer on talks about the fuel swap," Mehr News Agency quoted Zohrehvand as saying.
Zohrehvand said the purpose of the establishment of the Vienna Group was to hold negotiations on a possible fuel swap which would provide Tehran with the required uranium for its nuclear reactor.
When asked if any talks would be held over a possible nuclear fuel swap with the P5+1, the Iranian diplomat said that "we would only negotiate with P5+1 over our package of proposal."
In 2009, Iran presented a package of proposals titled "Cooperation for Peace, Justice, and Progress" to the group of P5+1, which included proposals for talks for the establishment of peace and stability in the world.