Iran's speaker sceptical on outcome of next nuclear talks
The Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday expressed scepticism on any outcome of the next nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers, IRNA reported.
"If they (world powers) want to continue their previous course or get some advantages by threats, then the talks would have no achievements," Larijani said.
The remarks by Larijani suggest that Iran would once again not accept the key demand by the world powers - the suspension of uranium enrichment.
The U.S. and its allies have repeatedly accused Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program. Iran has rejected the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the NPT and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful use.
Tehran has also challenged the silence and inaction of the UN and IAEA with respect to Israeli nuclear program and its implied possession of atomic warheads, repeatedly calling for total abolishment of all nuclear arms.
Edited by: S. Isayev