Iran ready to continue nuclear talks within 3 weeks: FM
( Irna ) - Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has said that Tehran is ready to continue its nuclear talks within the next three weeks, it was reported on Monday.
Speaking in a televised interview with the Arab-language news channel Al-Jazeera broadcast Sunday evening, the minister said the best way out of the nuclear standoff was to "return Iran nuclear case from the United Nations Security Council to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)."
Mottaki told the Qatar-based satellite channel, "The (nuclear) talks should be supported by all sides."
He noted that the talks should focus on two major axes: Iran's commitment to its peaceful nuclear activities and its not opting for nuclear weapons, and recognizing Iran's right to acquire peaceful nuclear technology.
"Taking into consideration these two principles will help continue nuclear talks," Mottaki stressed.
As for the reaction of the Iranian people after imposition of economic sanctions against the country for its peaceful nuclear program, Mottaki said, " Iran's nuclear program is completely supported by all Iranians both inside and outside the country." Mottaki added that all Iranians surely "favor a peaceful solution to the nuclear case but they would stand against anyone who intends to create any problem for the country."
"The history of Iran has shown that Iranians stay united when it comes to defending their country," Mottaki stressed.