Iran advised "5+1" states to consult with each other prior to Moscow meeting
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 29 / Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
The countries of the "5+1" group need to consult with each other before the next nuclear talks, advisor to the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Akbar Velayati said, Mehr reported.
On May 23 Iran and the "5+1" group held talks in Baghdad, regarding Islamic Republic's nuclear program. Before Baghdad, the talks between Iran and the six members of the P5+1 group were held in the Turkish city of Istanbul on April 14. Both sides hailed the discussions as constructive.
The outcome of the talks in Baghdad was that another round of talks was agreed upon to take place in Moscow on June 18 and 19.
Velayati noted that the "5+1" countries need to come better prepared, since in Baghdad the representatives were talking more to each other than to Iran.
Advisor noted that the next scheduled meeting in Moscow show that the sides want to resolve the nuclear issue.
"The "5+1" states have to respect Iran's rights within the NPT, and they have to show it," Velayati said.
He added that Iran is not going to stop enriching the uranium for country's peaceful purposes.
Western countries are concerned that Iran may develop a hidden military nuclear plant, but Iran rejects the claims, saying its nuclear program is intended to be peaceful.
So far, UNSC has adopted four rounds of economic sanctions against Iran and the U.S. the EU and their allies have slapped even more sanctions on Iran, demanding it to put a halt on its uranium enrichment program and show transparency in its nuclear activities.