(Fars News Agency)- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, in a meeting with EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana on Tuesday, stressed that any kind of pre-condition for talks makes the situation more difficult.
Visiting EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana met with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and exchanged views about proposals offered by the 5+1 group regarding Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, a statement released by the Foreign Ministry's Information and Press Bureau said, reports Trend.
During the meeting, Mottaki made reference to the meetings of the Iranian officials with the EU Foreign policy Chief and stated that the results of the current talks portrays a new prospect, adding that the ground required for the attainment of a political agreement would be paved should the two sides show more political decisiveness.
"Politically speaking, Islamic Republic is determined to achieve a fair solution which provides for Iran's legitimate rights," he reminded.
Briefing the other side about Iran's stances, the Foreign Minister stressed that Tehran's strategic principles for its peaceful nuclear programs are in compliance with national interests, rights and existing concerns, adding, "We believe that achievement of a balanced mechanism is the art of diplomacy."
Elaborating on the current trend of Iran's nuclear research program, he stated that only those incentives are significant to Iran which support Iran's right of research in nuclear technology, "and this issue must be realized and considered very clearly and away from any ambiguity in the trend of talks."
Meantime, Mottaki stressed, "We put as much efforts in the recognition of our technological rights as we do in remaining loyal to our peaceful nuclear activities. We believe that any kind of pre-conditions for talks makes the situation more difficult."
Elsewhere, referring to Iran's nuclear plans of the past with the participation of the EU and US since 1957, he said, "Iran and the United States signed a nuclear agreement in 1957, in which the rights of all nations to utilize nuclear energy has been emphasized."
He also added that the said agreement contained a plan that stipulated use of nuclear energy for the generation of 30 thousand megawatts of electricity.
For his part, EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana said his talks with Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Larijani took place under a constructive atmosphere.
"We have endeavored to provide for Iran's needs in peaceful nuclear technology through the mechanisms presented to the Iranian side," he said.
To conclude his words, Solana expressed hope that the Islamic Republic officials would pay due attention to all the dimensions of the plan precisely and without any haste and reflect their views once they are through with the examination of the plan.