Iran's chief nuclear negotiator: Logic, bases, fundamentals of nuclear talks should be clarified
(IRNA) - Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said here Thursday that before any talk on flexibility, its logic, bases and fundamentals should be made clear, reports Trend.
"As for the talks, when there are many difference of opinion, the parties should go on with the job on the basis of the logic of sound talks," said Larijani in an interview with IRNA here on Thursday.
Larijani said it is necessary for the two sides to specify the logic of talks as well as their bases and fundamentals before discussing flexibility. "In that case, we will understand each other.
"Within the framework, we will accept their word and they too should in turn be ready to accept our words based on the logic of talks," he added.
Larijani who arrived in Madrid on Thursday termed his talks with Spanish prime minister and foreign minister on the Middle East developments and Iran's peaceful nuclear program as "constructive." "Spain is an influential state and a friend to Iran, being willing to contribute to settlement of regional problems, including Iran's (nuclear) issue."
He said Tehran-Madrid talks on the issue do not mean change in composition of the European side -- Germany, Britain and France -- in the talks.
He went on to say that he is in efforts and consultations to draw a shape and model for the talks as a result of which the differences would be narrowed down and the two sides would get closer.
On accession of the European parties to the nuclear talks, Larijani said Tehran welcomes European parties' involvement in the talks if they really wish so. "That depends on their will," he added.
Somewhere in the interview, Larijani said Iran and Spain maintain growing ties in the economic, political and cultural sectors.
Larijani is to leave Spain for Italy on Friday and is scheduled to have meetings and talks with the EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana on Saturday.