West should offer new proposals in N-talks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 14
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The P5+1 should suggest new comprehensive proposals during the upcoming talks with Iran over the country's nuclear program, the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said, the Islamic Republic's official IRNA news agency reported Jan. 14.
"Iran is ready to achieve a result on all issues, however we have to see if the other side is ready or no," Zarif said.
Achieving a nuclear agreement needs political will as well as courage, the Iranian FM said, adding the decision for settlement of the Iran's nuclear issue can improve all regional equations.
Zarif emphasized that Iran has on numerous occasions showed that has the will for achieving a nuclear agreement.
He said that the Islamic Republic is determined to never give up its peaceful nuclear rights.
He also argued the western side to stop proposing useless new redlines.
The 12th round of negotiations with P5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) is scheduled for Jan. 18 in Geneva.
Zarif and the US Secretary of State John Kerry held a meeting in Geneva on Jan. 14.
The Iranian and American delegations will continue their bilateral negotiations until Jan. 17.
Iran will also hold bilateral meetings with other members of the P5+1.
Talks between Iran and the P5+1 group have been extended until July 1, 2015 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
After the sides failed to meet the 24 Nov. 2014 deadline they also extended the Geneva nuclear deal, which was signed in November 2013 for providing Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.
Edited by CN
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