Salehi: Iran is ready for negotiations based on mutual respect
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 25 / Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran is ready for the P5+1 talks based on mutual respect, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told Fars news.
Salehi added that in his recent visit to Turkey this month, Turkey's FM provided him with "information" on discussions from Catherine Ashton, which in turn, was forwarded to Saeed Jalili.
Salehi added that in his recent visit to Turkey this month, Turkey's FM provided him with "information" on discussions from EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, which in turn, was forwarded to Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili.
Salehi did not specify the details of the document.
Iran and the P5+1 have held two rounds of multifaceted talks in Geneva in December 2010 and in the Turkish city of Istanbul last January.
The United States, Israel and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program and have used this pretext to impose four rounds of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Iran has refuted the allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tehran has a right to use nuclear technology for peaceful use.