Any deal requires P5+1’s recognition of Tehran’s nuclear rights
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 2
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the P5+1 group of countries need to recognize the Iranian nation's nuclear rights to pave the way for a comprehensive deal.
"This is the only way to reach a comprehensive deal," Zarif said, adding that all negotiating parties have reached to this conclusion that they can only deal with Iran through logic and interaction.
His statements were aired by the Iranian state-run TV channel IRINN on Dec.2
He made the remarks at a conference on nuclear diplomacy at a university in Tehran.
Zarif went on to note that Iran's negotiating team showed its seriousness in the last round of talks in Vienna .
"The framework of Iran's nuclear program will be preserved under any deal," he noted.
"We will never give in to the West's excessive demands by any means," the Iranian minister stressed.
Zarif assured the Iranian nation that the country will continue uranium enrichment activities after any agreement.
Iran and the P5+1 group have agreed to extend nuclear talks until July 1, 2015 after failing to meet the 24 Nov. deadline to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement. The sides also extended the Geneva nuclear deal, which was signed last November for providing Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.