Araqchi: Iran not to cut any deal on redlines

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyed Abbas Araqchi underlined that Tehran will never accept to make a deal through crossing or ignoring its redlines in the talks with the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany).

Araqchi underscored that Iran is ready to accept solutions that would allay concerns over the country’s nuclear energy program provided that they take into consideration the Islamic Republic’s rights and redlines.

Araqchi, who is also the deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, said the Iranian negotiating team will continue to insist on Iran’s rights and will not overstep the country’s “redlines” in the talks.

Acknowledging that the two sides are still divided over “key issues”, the Iranian negotiator said, “We will by no means leave the negotiating table, but will not retreat an iota from Iran’s rights either.”

“The nuclear negotiations have reached a breathtaking point and both sides have entered into many details,” Araqchi pointed out.

The 7th round of talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 started in New York last Friday.

The two sides held six rounds of negotiations in Vienna to reach a comprehensive deal after they inked an interim agreement in Geneva on November 24.

The Geneva agreement took effect on January 20 and expired six months later on July 20. In July, Tehran and the six countries agreed to extend negotiations until November 24 after they failed to reach an agreement on a number of key issues.

By Fars News Agency

 

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