'Tehran Declaration base for talks'
As Iran and the P5+1 plan to hold comprehensive talks, an Iranian lawmaker says the Geneva discussions will be based on the Tehran Declaration, Press TV reported.
Talks in Geneva would focus on issues including the Tehran Declaration, the establishment of a world free from nuclear weapons and countries' rights to use nuclear energy for peaceful applications in accordance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Avaz Heidarpour told IRNA on Sunday.
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili and EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton are scheduled to open multifaceted talks in the Swiss city of Geneva on Monday after the West expressed willingness to return to the negotiating table.
Tehran on the last day of November agreed on Geneva as the venue of talks with the P5+1 -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the US plus Germany.
The Iranian lawmaker said Majlis has obliged the government to enrich uranium, build atomic power plants and use nuclear energy for agricultural and medical applications.
"There is no need to discuss issues that have been approved," he emphasized.
Ashton's office will be acting on behalf of the P5+1 during the multifaceted talks scheduled for December 6 and 7. However, Tehran says the talks will be held only on one day and will not include the nuclear issue, as the case has been resolved.
Iran issued a declaration with Turkey and Brazil on May 17 after the West refused to provide objective guarantees that Iran would receive the fuel in due time.
Under the declaration, Tehran expressed readiness to exchange 1,200 kg of its low-enriched uranium on Turkish soil with 20 percent-enriched nuclear fuel.
Heidarpour criticized as "unacceptable" the recent report presented by director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano to the agency's Board of Governors on Iran's nuclear program.
"Although the report had more flexibility in comparison with previous reports, it was not clear," he said.
"There is no ambiguity in Iran's nuclear case but the issue has been politicized to deprive the Islamic Republic of its nuclear rights," the lawmaker pointed out.
In his latest report dated November 23, Amano said all Iranian nuclear activities, including enrichment, have been under the supervision of the agency.
The report, however, accused Iran of not fully cooperating with the agency and called on Tehran to implement the Additional Protocol to its IAEA safeguards agreement.
The report said the protocol would allow more inspections of Iran's nuclear program, "which are essential to building confidence in the exclusively peaceful purpose of Iran's nuclear program and to resolving outstanding questions."