TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) based on which the country’s nuclear rights are automatically recognized, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, and called on the West to respect this lawful trend.
“Iran’s enrichment right does not need recognition, because it is an inseparable right based on the NPT. What we expect is (the West) respecting parts of this right,” Zarif said.
He further added Iran has practiced its enrichment rights over past years, but these rights have not been respected and even have been violated because of sanctions imposed against the country by the West.
On November 7-9, Iran and the five permanent UN Security Council members – Britain, China, France, Russia and the US – plus Germany, held three days of intense discussions in the Swiss city of Geneva.
The two sides did not reach an agreement but stressed that significant progress had been made and expressed optimism about the prospect of a possible deal in the future.
The next round of the talks between Iran and the six countries is slated for November 20 in the Swiss city of Geneva.
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