MP: Iran to resolve N-issue based on national interests
A senior Iranian lawmaker says Tehran is determined to resolve the Western dispute over its nuclear energy program on the basis of its national interests in the upcoming talks, PressTV reported.
"During the Geneva meetings, the Islamic Republic of Iran proved the fact to the Western side that it is steadfast [in its desire for]negotiations and reaching an agreement on the basis of its national interests," spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said on Monday.
The Iranian lawmaker made the remarks after a meeting in which Iran's nuclear negotiating team briefed the parliamentary committee on two rounds of nuclear talks with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the US - plus Germany.
Hosseini condemned French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius for being one of the main reasons behind the failure of reaching a possible nuclear agreement in Geneva.
Iran has repeatedly emphasized that its nuclear energy program is only for peaceful purposes and that the country does not need nuclear weapons.
The next round of the negotiations between Iran and the six countries is slated to be held in Geneva on November 20.