( IRNA ) - Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here Tuesday hoped that the Monday meeting of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (5+1 group) in London will result in a courageous decision and resumption of talks on Iran's nuclear issue.
He made the statement in a joint press conference with his Ugandan counterpart, Sam Kutesa, after meeting him.
Turning to his talks with the negotiators from Germany, France, Russia and China involved in the country's nuclear issue, before the London meeting, he said that during the negotiations good ideas for reaching a multifaceted agreement were discussed.
Mottaki said that all the countries involved in the issue have declared that they prefer a diplomatic solution, adding that given that this can only be achieved through negotiations, they should eliminate any preconditions for holding talks.
The minister said that confidence-building should be mutual and that Iran has already taken great steps to this end.
He pointed to two-and-a-half year suspension of uranium enrichment by Iran and said that it should have been interpreted as a favorable confidence-building measure.
"However, unfortunately, Europe ended up proposing us full suspension of enrichment process," he added.
He said that Iran will not give up its nuclear right and that it will continue attempts to restore its inalienable right to access nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Underlining that Iran's nuclear right has been officially recognized by the UNSC Resolution 1737, he said, "We are seeking such a right and will continue our efforts to restore it." The minister referred to the clear opposition of the US and Europe to Iran's nuclear right and said that they have clearly declared during talks that they are against enrichment in Iran.
Mottaki hoped that the 5+1 group will take a courageous and rational decision to resume talks and thus leave out other options.