Iran's FM says P5+1 group disagreed to hold nuclear talks in Egypt
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 28 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
The P5+1 group disagreed to hold the next nuclear talks with Iran in Egypt's Cairo, Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said recently, Mehr reported.
"Iran has made an offer to hold the next talks in Egypt, and the Egyptian officials expressed readiness to host them, however the P5+1 group said they would be interested holding the meeting in another country," Salehi said.
The minister added that Iran considers Turkey and Kazakhstan as other possible options, where the talks on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program could be held.
"We're always ready to talk, to negotiate," Salehi added.
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.