Next nuclear talks test for sextet: Iran envoy

A member of the Iranian team negotiating with six world powers over Iran’s nuclear energy program has described the next round of the talks as a litmus test for the sextet.

“The issues that indicate avarice will hamper work… The talks on November 20 are a test for Iran’s opposite party,” said Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-e Ravanchi on Saturday.

“The nuclear issue has different dimensions, and its technical aspects are complicated, and it is not expected to swiftly push ahead with the work and get it completed in one or two sessions,” he added.

The Iranian diplomat reaffirmed Iran’s determination to enter the talks “with seriousness and goodwill” and expressed hope that the world powers will adopt the same approach.

Takht-e Ravanchi pointed to the significant progress made in the course of the nuclear talks, but denounced the high expectations of one of the negotiating countries at the previous round of the talks in Geneva as contradictory to the conditions of the negotiations.

He noted that the planned sessions between Iran and the six powers were postponed several times due to internal divisions within the sextet.

Political observers say France has been the main reason behind the failure of the six countries involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran to reach a possible agreement with Tehran over its nuclear energy program. They add that the European country has been pursuing the interests of Israel and Saudi Arabia in the negotiations.

Meanwhile, Israel and Saudi Arabia have devoted extensive efforts to hampering a potential agreement between Iran and six major world powers over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.

The next round of the negotiations between Iran and the six countries is slated to be held in Geneva on November 20.

By Press TV


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