Iran's parliament presents 20 strategic issues to nuclear negotiating team
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 12
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iranian lawmakers have presented 20 strategic issues to the country's nuclear negotiating team.
The head of nuclear committee of Iran's parliament said that the negotiating team should pay close attention to the advice, Iran's Fars News Agency reported on Jan. 12.
Not accepting any limitations for building and using centrifuges and other uranium-enriching equipment, keeping access to fuels for generating 20,000 megawatt of nuclear electricity, and using the full capacity of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) are among the main points.
Iran's nuclear program has been a bone of contention between Tehran and the West in the past few years.
The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries is scheduled for January 18 in Geneva.
According to Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi, Iran will hold bilateral meetings with other members of the p5+1 before and after the talks.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to hold a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva on Jan 14.
Iran and P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council comprising of China, France, Russia, Britain, the US Plus Germany) sealed an interim deal in Geneva on November 24,2013 to pave the way for the full resolution of the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program.
The Geneva deal took effect on January 20 and expired on July 20.
However, the two sides agreed to extend their talks for four months till Nov. 24 to reach a permanent deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program.
At a meeting held on November 24, 2014, the sides agreed to extend the talks for further seven months.
Edited by CN