President: Iran resolute to defend nation’s N. rights in talks with G5+1

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the Iranian negotiating team is determined to defend the nation’s rights to advance its nuclear program in the upcoming talks with the Group 5+1 (the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany).

President Rouhani attended the open session of the Iranian Parliament on Sunday morning to discuss the credentials of his three nominees to take over the ministries of Education; Science, Research and Technology; and Sports and Youth Affairs.

Addressing the parliamentarians, President Rouhani said Iran is determined to properly defend the nation’s rights and interest as well as its goals in a logical and rational way using the art of diplomacy in talks with the G5+1.

In such conditions, added the President, the Iranian negotiators need the support of both the nation and that of the members of the parliament.

The Iranian Parliamentarians hosted President Rouhani on Sunday morning to discuss a vote of confidence to his nominees for the three remaining cabinet posts.

Iran and the six world powers agreed in their third session of talks on October 15 to follow up on the nuclear negotiations on November 7 and 8.

At the end of the negotiations, EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton hailed the nuclear negotiations as the “most detailed” and most “substantive” ones ever held between the two sides.

Washington and its western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions and the western embargos for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.

Tehran has dismissed West’s demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.

Tehran has repeatedly said that it considers its nuclear case closed as it has come clean of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s questions and suspicions about its past nuclear activities.

By Fars News Agency


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