Iranian officials claim Tehran not to halt uranium enrichment
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend: Iranian officials once again stressed that Tehran will not halt uranium enrichment, IRNA News Agency reported on Nov. 18.
The statement was made during the discussions between the country's negotiating team and the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on the Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks.
The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.
The officials also stressed that Tehran will not close any sites including Fordo facility and Arak heavy water production plant.
During the meeting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif revealed the details of the Geneva 1 and Geneva 2 talks to the MPs, and described the negotiating team's agenda for the upcoming talks.
The next round of talks between the P5+1 and Iran is to resume in Geneva on Wednesday. The two sides failed to reach a deal during the previous round held last week.
Iran says France was the only country which rejected an initial draft of a deal in last week talks.
However, U-S Secretary of State John Kerry has blamed Tehran for failure to strike a nuclear deal in Geneva.