Iran says nuclear negotiations nearing sensitive stage
A top member of Iranian nuclear negotiation team said that the talks have approached a sensitive stage, adding that negotiations will gather pace in upcoming days, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Feb. 2.
Abbas Araqchi made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony at mausoleum of late Imam Khomeini.
Araqchi said that there are still differences of opinion between the two sides in the process of the negotiations, but, he was quite hopeful and optimistic about the future of the talks.
'Achieving a final, comprehensive nuclear agreement depends on the other side's good faith and respecting Iran's nuclear rights in accordance with Non-Proliferation Treatry,' he added
The deputy foreign minister said that Iran seriously will proceed with nuclear talks, emphasizing that if the western governments come to the table with rationality, the final stages of the nuclear negotiations, satisfactory outcome will be easily at hand.
Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Feb. 2 in Nairobi that he believes a comprehensive nuclear agreement can preserve Iran's entire nuclear rights.
'By preserving all of Iran's nuclear rights, the nuclear talks can go ahead with the sextet (UN Security Council five permanent members plus Germany) to attain satisfactory results,' said Zarif after his talks with his Kenyan counterpart Amina Chawahir Mohammed.
He said that it is possible to assure the other side that Iran's nuclear activities are exclusively for peaceful purpose and such an agreement is quite possible.
'The P5+1 members have come up with the conclusion that the best way, and better to say, the only way to resolve this issue is to respect the Iranian nation's rights,' he said.