Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 11
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran will never leave the negotiating table, because it enjoys the language of logic, Iran 's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said.
Larijani said it is the West who has left the negotiating table every now and then and has applied the language of pressure to deprive Iran of peaceful nuclear energy, Iran 's Fars news agency reported Feb. 11.
Iran is not after buying time in the nuclear talks, he said, adding that any agreement can be reached in a single stage.
"No one of top officials is opposed with an agreement. However, it is not surprising if some persons inside the country show disapproval. It proves that democracy exits in the country."
Larijani said on Feb. 10 that the West has mistaken negotiating for bargaining.
"They follow a bargaining approach instead of negotiating in the nuclear talks," he added.
"I believe that negotiation can be helpful for the nuclear issue. But, some follow a bargaining approach instead of negotiating in the nuclear talks. Sometimes they talk about trivial things which could be problematic for them."
The talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Russia, China, France and Germany) group were extended until July 1, 2015 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
After the sides failed to meet the November 24, 2014 deadline they also extended the Geneva nuclear deal, which was signed in November 2013 to provide 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.
Edited by CN