Iran claims "value", as deputy FM explains why Rouhani didn't meet Obama in NY
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 26 / Trend, S. Isayev, N. Umid
Iran wants "value" in nuclear talks, not negotiations for negotiations, country's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said in an interview to IRINN news network.
"Iran is not interested in empty negotiations for showing off, we need valuable talks," Araqchi said. "That is why president Rouhani did not meet U.S. president during his NY visit".
Araqchi went on to say that the nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 group will be held at the level of foreign ministers, adding that it shows a new intend from both sides to achieve results.
"Our methods and tactics at the negotiations have changed, but the principles haven't," Araqchi said.
He went on to note that a common goal should be established, as well as steps to reaching this goal should be determined.
Araqchi also said that at the upcoming negotiations the expectations should be reasonable.
The United States and its allies have imposed tough economic sanctions on Iran over suspicions Tehran intends to develop a nuclear capability. Iran says the program is purely peaceful.
The latest round of the talks between Tehran and the six powers was held in the Kazakh city of Almaty on February 26 and 27.
P5+1 countries will hold a foreign ministers' meeting in New York on September 26 to discuss the current developments of the Iranian nuclear issue and the next dialogue between P5+1 countries and Iran.