Iranian nuclear negotiator says all sides unanimous on reaching agreement
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 31
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Member of the Iranian nuclear negotiation team Hamid Baidinejad has said that the negotiating parties all share the idea that an approach has to be reached before the March 31 deadline.
The official, who is Director of the Office of Disarmament Affairs and Director of Political and International Affairs of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, made the remarks on the sidelines of the nuclear talks held between Iran and the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The topics discussed at the ministers' level may include technical aspects, but there are important political sides to them on which the foreign ministers are spending time, Baidinejad stated, ISNA news agency reported March 31.
The negotiators are trying to reach a political understanding by the end of March 31, so that they will be able to pursue a comprehensive deal on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program by the self-imposed deadline July 1.
The Iranian diplomat stated that all the parties involved in the talks will have to adopt new formulae to reach common grounds.
"All are thinking and using their intellectual creativity to find new solutions to the remaining issues. Texts and thoughts are exchanged and all are trying to find out solutions," he said.
Asked what will happen if no agreement is made by April 1, the diplomat asserted that no such idea has so far been mentioned, and that all sides are intending the negotiations to end in an agreement.
While the world powers are attempting to limit Iran's nuclear activities beyond the NPT, Iran is demanding that any more cooperation will require the removal of all international sanctions on its economy.