Baku, Azerbaijan, July 7
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran accepted to start nuclear talks with the West after the US side accepted the country's right for uranium enrichment, Hossein Sheikholeslam, the adviser of Iran 's parliament speaker on International Affairs said.
The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry sent a letter to Iran via Oman 's Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, saying the US has accepted Tehran 's right for uranium enrichment, Sheikholeslam said, Iran 's Tasnim news agency reported July 7.
When Sultan Qaboos delivered the US side's letter to Iran 's Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian leader expressed mistrust on the counter side, the senior MP said, adding, Omani Sultan said, "trust, once again". Accordingly, negotiations on the nuclear issue started, Sheikholeslam underlined.
Meanwhile the US side claims that Iran accepted to come to negotiation table due to sanctions' pressure, he added.
He further said that the Islamic Republic would not accept excessive demands such as inspection of its security and military centers.
"If they are not willing to compromise, we have no problem," the MP argued.
The Iranian administration has the ability to run the country under any circumstances, but the US doesn't have the ability to maintain the structure of the sanctions against the Islamic Republic, he added.
Representatives from Iran and the P5+1 - the US, Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany - are engaged in intense negotiations in the Austrian capital of Vienna to reach an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.
The two sides extended their self-imposed end-of-June deadline for a comprehensive deal to July 7, however a source close to Iranian nuclear negotiating team said that the final deadline for the Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks is extended again till July 9.
Edited by CN
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