Iran says early to talk on extending Nuke talks
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 10
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
It is early to talk about extending Iran-P5+1 talks over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, Iran 's foreign ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham said.
The sides are still working to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal by self imposed June 30 deadline, Afkham underlined.
Iran believes that achieving a deal within the scheduled plan is possible, the official said, Iran 's State IRINN TV reported June 10.
Afkham further said that Iran wants to achieve a good and firm agreement and time limit cannot affect that.
Iran and the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and 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 the Islamic Republic's nuclear program by the end of June.
A new round of meetings for drafting a nuclear deal will begin in Vienna on June 10.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Ministers Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht Ravanchi as well as the European Union deputy foreign policy chief Helga Schmid, who represents the P5+1 countries will participate the negotiations.
Other representatives of the six world powers will join the talks in the coming days.
Afkham further commented on recent report of Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran. She said that Iran would not accept any commitment beyond the international rules.
On June 8, Amano said United Nations inspectors must be permitted access to suspect Iranian sites, including possible military ones, for "years and years" to restore confidence in the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.
Amano said it would take years for the UN's atomic agency to come to a final broader conclusion that Iran 's nuclear program is fully peaceful.
Edited by CN
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