Iran says to reach ‘political understanding’ in nuclear talks by end of March
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has said that the country and six world powers have decided to reach a "political understanding" by the end of March before they settle for details on Iran's nuclear program, ISNA news agency reported Feb. 18.
"No agreement will come without the details," she asserted, adding that Iran has in mind only a single-stage agreement.
"But what the methodology of the talks are and in what framework the details also matter," she said, reiterating that a political understanding is different than a political deal and will pose no problem to a single-stage agreement.
In answer to a question regarding Iran's position in relation to a US Congress March 24 deadline for the nuclear talks, she said that the US government's involvement in internal affairs is not Iran's responsibility and the US administration must try to keep such issues out of the talks.
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