World needs Iran ’s nuclear case settlement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 17
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The entire world needs a nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1, Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said, the State IRINN TV reported Dec. 17.
There are more serious challenges in the region, like terrorism, which is threatening the world, Zarif explained. He made the remarks during a joint conference with visiting Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavushoglu in Tehran.
The Iranian foreign minister emphasized that achieving a nuclear agreement between the sides is possible.
Speaking of the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1(the US, UK , France , Russia , China plus Germany ), Zarif said that the negotiations were followed in a good atmosphere. He added that good steps have been taken towards nuclear agreement.
Zarif argued that all countries, in particular the P5+1 have concluded that the sanctions against Iran are not helpful in resolving the Islamic' Republic's nuclear case.
The US and Iran diplomats began a two-day meeting in Geneva on Dec. 15 ahead of first round of talks between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 after extension of negotiation deadline between on Nov.24.
Iran and the P5+1 group agreed to extend nuclear talks until July 1, 2015 after failing to meet the Nov. 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement. The sides also extended the Geneva nuclear deal, which was signed last November for providing Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.
The US and its western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear technology for electricity generation and medical purposes instead.
Edited by CN
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