Raise nothing outside nuclear framework, Iran tells world powers

A senior Iranian diplomat has reiterated that six world powers engaged in talks with Iran should not bring up any issue outside the framework of the nuclear negotiations.

“The opposite party should negotiate within the framework [of nuclear talks] and with goodwill and discuss [only] the issues included in that framework,” Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi, who is Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Europe and Americas, said on Wednesday.

He added that a permanent accord is possible ahead of the November 24 deadline should the six powers – the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany – “be really interested in resolving the issue.”

Takht-e-Ravanchi said the Islamic Republic envisages a “win-win” deal with the world powers.

Some Western officials, particularly in the United States, have called for Iran’s missile program to be included in the nuclear talks with the six countries, but Iranian officials have noted that Iran’s missile power is not up for debate in the nuclear talks.

Iran and the world powers are to hold a new round of negotiations in New York on September 18.

Last November, Iran and the six countries signed an interim deal in Geneva, which took effect on January 20 and expired six months later on July 20.  The two sides have agreed to extend negotiations until November 24.

By Press TV


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