Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected claims that the US uses 'language of threat' in nuclear talks with Iran.
Mohammad Saleh Jokar, an Iranian MP said that Zarif has made clear the issue during a session of Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission that was held on May 19.
There is no threat in negotiations and the parties are serious, the Iranian MP quoted Zarif, the country's Mehr news agency reported May 20.
They made threats in public, Zarif said, adding the Islamic Republic has responded to the threats.
Recently over 200 Iranian MPs signed an announcement criticizing what they call the US government's approach to the nuclear talks with Iran and the use of the language of threat in the diplomacy.
The MPs considered it as a disgrace for the US government for using a threatening language at a time when the US has time and again urged holding talks.
However, Mohammad Hassan Asafari, who is also a member of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said that the MPs were not convinced from Zarif response during the session and the foreign minister would be questioned in an open session of the parliament.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries - the United States, France, Britain, Russia, and China plus Germany - reached a mutual understanding on Tehran 's nuclear program in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.
The parties have agreed to finalize a comprehensive deal on Tehran 's nuclear program by the end of June.
Iran and the P5+1 group will resume their talks on the process of drafting a final deal in Vienna on May 20.
Edited by CN
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