P5+1 group distance from nuclear talks with Iran, show stubborness - FM spokesman
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 16 /Trend S.Isayev/
The P5+1 group right now is distancing from nuclear talks with Iran, and they've become stubborn, Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said at a press conference in Tehran, PRESS TV reported live.
"We are ready for constructive dialogue, while they only favor pressure on Iran. The nuclear talks should be resumed, otherwise no results would be achieved. This kind of pressure is illogical," Mehmanparast noted.
Mehmanparast once again reaffirmed the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear energy program based on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), saying the Islamic Republic is a signatory to the treaty and opposes the production of nuclear weapons.
Iran decided to enrich uranium to the 20-percent level to provide fuel for Tehran Research Reactor, which produces medical isotopes for cancer patients, after potential suppliers failed to provide the Islamic Republic with the required uranium.
On September 17, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi said that Iran has no intention of enriching uranium above the 20-percent level.
Abbasi added that Iran started producing 20 percent enriched uranium when it could not obtain fuel for Tehran Research Reactor from the international market due to the sanctions imposed against the country.