Iranian FM: We want P5+1 to respect Iran’s right to uranium enrichment
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
There is no need for recognition of Iran's right to uranium enrichment as Iran has this right within the NPT agreement.
"Iran only wants the P5+1 countries to repect its right to the uranim enrichment, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, ISNA agency reported on Nov.17.
According to Zarif, they (P5+1 countries) must respect Iran's right to the uranium enrichment and must lift their economic pressures that cause difficulties for the nation.
"Non of the P5+1 countries demand Iran to stop the uranium enrichment. The subject of the discussion are the issues related to the uranium enrichment and there were some discussions about this earlier. The suspension of the uranium enrichment is a red line for us. No one can cross this red line," Zarif said.
Zarif said that any agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 countries must envisage Iran's right to the uranium enrichment. We are discussing how, where and under which conditions this uranium enrichment will be implemented.
According to Iranian Foreign Minister, there was rapproachment in positions of Iran and P5+1 countries.
"I believe that there is no a serious misunderstanding between the parties in achieving a joint target and the final agreement. All the parties hope for positive results of the discussions," Zarif said.
The last round of nuclear talks between Iran and the five United Nations veto powers plus Germany, which known as P5+1, ended on November 10 without any result.
The next round of talks is scheduled to be held in Geneva on November 20 and 30.
Araqchi underlined that the agreement with West would not be realized without acknowledge of Iran's nuclear rights.
The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical research instead.