Iran to ‘fully’ pursue nuclear rights in talks

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says Tehran will “fully” pursue its nuclear rights in negotiations with the six world powers in Geneva.

“[On the one hand] Iran is fully pursuing all its civilian nuclear rights and on the other hand it provides clear guarantees that [it] will never seek nuclear weapons,” Larijani said in a Wednesday Majlis session.

He said that the Iranian negotiating delegation would not allow certain countries to derail the talks in favor of Israel.

He also expressed hope that the opposite party would act based on “wisdom” and “rationality” in the negotiations to help the settlement of the nuclear issue.

Representatives from Iran and six countries of the US, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany are held the first session of a new round of nuclear negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva on Wednesday.

The Iranian delegation is headed by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif while EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is leading the teams from the six nations.

Zarif said on Tuesday that he sees “every possibility for the success” of the negotiations.

“I think there is every possibility for the success of these talks, provided that the two sides engage in these discussions with good faith and with the political will to resolve the problem,” Zarif said in a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart Emma Bonino.

During the last round of talks held on November 7-10 in Geneva, a first-step agreement was within reach but the stances of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in favor of the Israeli regime and a lack of commitment by US Secretary of State John Kerry spoiled the negotiations.

By Press TV

 

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