Iran expects Russia, China to play more active role in nuclear talks

Nuclear Program Materials 27 June 2015 17:45 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, June 27

By Temkin Jafarov, Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:

The Islamic Republic of Iran expects Russia and China to be more attentive to the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks and assert what is right for the Iranian nation, MP Mohammad Saleh Jokar said.

Even European countries must do so, because it is an unaccepted fact that Iran should be put under so much pressure for trying to use its right to peaceful nuclear energy which is granted to it via international regulations such as the NPT, Jokar said in interview with Trend June 27.

He said other countries must help Iran in its standoff against the US which intends to deprive Iran of its right.

Iran has a clear stance and what the country has done so far is for scientific and technological development and within international frameworks - without any deviation, he said.

It is categorically wrong that for the unjust they have done to Iran they claim to be compensating by lifting the sanctions, the MP said.

As long as the US keeps playing a new game at every turn, such as their lack of adherence to the fact sheet they published following the Lausanne agreement, nothing is going to happen, Jokar said.

Their new demands such as the inspection of military sites have been among the red lines laid out by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the MP said.

Another round of talks on the level of political directors of Iran and the six international negotiators, comprising the United States, China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and Germany, is due to start in Vienna.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Vienna on June 27 to join talks with other foreign ministers in the P5+1 negotiations on the country's nuclear energy aspirations.

The P5+1 group and Tehran have to reach a deal, securing the peaceful nature of Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for easing of sanctions as the June 30 deadline is looming.

In April, the negotiators managed to reach a political framework deal on the issue.