Iran, P5+1 to start working out nuclear agreement next week
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the sides involved in the country's nuclear negotiations will convene next week to start working out the final agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.
While commenting on the recent framework agreement among the Islamic Republic and the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany), he said that the resultant agreement is not a legal document and therefore it is not binding.
A final agreement will be made by the end of June, he reiterated in an interview with the Iranian state TV.
He also pointed to the allegations that the Iranian foreign ministry has issued a fact sheet of the recent talks and said that no document has been worked out.
He added that the ministry has only enumerated some achievements made during the talks.
Zarif also pointed to the prospects that Iran might sign the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
We know that signing the protocol would be binding for us once the parliament passes a law on it and we are certainly committed to our internal mechanisms, he said.
Tehran reached a political understanding with the world powers on April 2 to pave the way for a final agreement.
The agreement would limit Iran's nuclear activities and in return lift the economic sanctions on the country.