Iran, P5+1 agree on principle issues- Rouhani
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says there is consensus between the country and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) on principle issues.
Speaking at a gathering of cabinet members and parliamentarians at Iran's Parliament, Rouhani said the two sides' difference lied only in details, the country's Press TV reported Oct. 8.
"There is no difference between the two sides over whether a power plant should be constructed in Arak, or whether Iran should possess enrichment technology, or about the Fordow center and the continuation of Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, or whether alleged military issues should be resolved; and there is difference only about details and the quantity of matters," Rouhani said.
"Today, no one says Iran should be eliminated from equations and developments, and everybody admits that Iran is not omissible. All countries have said that Iran should play its role in fighting terrorism and there is no doubt about this," the Iranian president added.
Iran and the P5+1 held their latest round of talks in New York on September 18-26 to work out a final agreement aimed at ending the longstanding dispute over Tehran's nuclear program before a November 24 deadline.
Last November, Iran and the P5+1 clinched an interim nuclear accord, which took effect on January 20 and expired six months later. However, the two sides agreed to extend their talks until November 24 as they remained divided on a number of key issues.