Iran says trying to bridge gaps, ensure full nuclear rights in negotiations
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 18
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has said that in the ongoing nuclear talks with the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany), Tehran is trying to bridge the existing gaps and to preserve the full rights of Iran in making peaceful use of the nuclear energy.
Speaking at a news conference, she said that Iran is following an intense round of talks with the world powers.
A number of talks have been held between Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, she noted, Fars news agency reported March 18.
She stated that US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would also hold talks later in the day.
Afkham pointed out that the negotiations have made great progress in the technical sphere.
Commenting on Salehi's recent remarks that 90 percent of the technical issues are resolved, she said that while a great part of the technical topics are agreed upon, diplomats are pursuing the case in the legal and political arenas.
Iran and the six major powers are in talks to make a deal on Tehran's nuclear program.
The sides have agreed to reach a political understanding by the end of March, and a comprehensive deal by July 1.
Edited by CN