Iran reiterates recognition of uranium enrichment right by powers

Iran on Tuesday reiterated its call for the P5+1 group to recognize its “right” of uranium enrichment.

Confidence-building in the nuclear talks should be a mutual measure and the share of P5+1 group (namely the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) in this regard is to ” recognize uranium enrichment right of the Iranian nation,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in his weekly press briefing.

The behavior of the P5+1 group in the negotiations is a factor which determines the outcome of the talks, he said, adding that the West should give up its hostility against Iran.

If the right to possess civilian nuclear program for the Iranians on the basis of the Non-proliferation Treaty regulations is respected, then hopes can be raised for the outcome of the talks, said Mehmanparast.

The two-day nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group concluded on Saturday in Almaty of Kazakhstan, with both sides saying that the gap of views over some key points could not be bridged.

While Iranian officials said any mechanism to settle Iran’s nuclear issue in the talks should take into consideration the recognition of Iran’s right to uranium enrichment activities, the revised proposal by the world powers asked Tehran to suspend its uranium enrichment and shut down its underground Fordow enrichment facilities in return for limited sanction relief.

By Xinhua


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