Iran asks world powers to adopt "logical approach" in talks
Iran called on the world powers to pursue a logical approach in their talks with Tehran and recognize the country's inalienable nuclear rights in a bid to improve the chance of striking an agreement over unsettled issues, FNA reported.
We advised the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) to adopt a logical approach if they seek an immediate agreement, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Friday.
He stressed that Tehran is open to negotiations with the Group but stated that any misunderstandings surrounding the Iranian nuclear program could be removed if Iran's inalienable rights to the use of peaceful nuclear technology, including its right to uranium enrichment, are recognized.
"In our opinion, if our inalienable rights to peaceful nuclear activities are recognized and we enjoy the right to uranium enrichment within the framework of peaceful activities, the remaining alleged concerns could be removed."
Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed West's demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians' national resolve to continue the path.
Tehran has repeatedly said that it considers its nuclear case closed as it has come clean of IAEA's questions and suspicions about its past nuclear activities.