Supreme Leader aware of Iran's new nuclear proposal to P5+1 - official
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 22 / Trend, N. Umid, S. Isayev
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been informed about details of Iran`s new nuclear proposals to P5+1, Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said, IRINN reported.
She made the remarks today at the weekly press conference in Tehran.
Afkham went on to note that Iran's Foreign Ministry carries out negotiations with P5+1 with coordination from Iranian senior officials, adding that this coordination realized via Iran`s Supreme National Security Council.
Speaking of criticism on the negotiations she said that criticism should be realistic.
"Political groups in Iran should issue their criticisms within the country's national interests," Afkham noted.
"During the Geneva negotiations a new corridor has been formed for talks. This path can be a joint corridor, she said, adding that, for the first time a negotiation context for decreasing disputes has been prepared."
She underscored that this joint goal should be specified as well as first and final steps of the negotiations. Afkham expressed hope that steps will be taken from both sides with consciousness, without pressure and negative promotions.
Commenting on European Parliament's MP Hannes Swoboda`s statement about the EU being interested in opening a representative office in Tehran, Afkham said that if the preposition is officially submitted to Iran, then country's officials will look into it.
Swoboda heads a three-member delegation comprised of the European Parliament's socialist MPs which have started their visit to Tehran on Saturday.
Iranian Shargh newspaper earlier quoted Swoboda as saying EU is interested to representative office in Tehran.