Iran parliament speaker: Tehran to pursue its nuclear rights
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 20
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Tehran will seriously and invariably pursue its nuclear rights at the upcoming negotiations in Geneva, Iran's parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani said on November 20.
"Iran will on the other hand provide guarantees that its nuclear activities will never move towards militarisation," Iran News Network quoted Larijani as saying.
The official went on to note that the Iranian negotiating team won't allow certain countries to take advantage of the talks as an opportunity to bolster Israel.
Larijani further slammed US officials for their contradictory comments ahead of the next round of nuclear talks.
The Majlis speaker also referred to the recent terrorist attacks near the Iranian Embassy in Beirut and said that Washington and Tel Aviv are the ones who will mainly benefit from any chaos in Lebanon.
Iranian lawmakers also issued a statement in support of the country's negotiating team ahead of the new round of talks with the P5+1.
In their five-item statement, the Iranian MPs stressed their full trust in the negotiating team, the ISNA News Agency reported.
The statement also reads that Iran has always been in favour of negotiations to solve the country's nuclear dispute with the West.
They further threatened that if the West kills time, Iran will revise its future cooperation with The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The new round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries will be held in Geneva on Wednesday.