Vice-speaker reaffirms Iran’s firm stance on N. rights

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Vice-Speaker Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi Fard said on Saturday that Tehran will powerfully continue the talks with the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany), but would never give up its inalienable nuclear rights.

Aboutorabi Fard said that Iran’s nuclear achievements are results of the country’s three decades of resistance, and underscored that the negotiating team to defend Iranians’ rights in the upcoming round of talks with the G 5+1.

He further underlined that Iran is a regional power with unique defensive capabilities.

Iran and the six major world powers ended their 8th round of nuclear negotiations in Vienna mid October.

The 7th round of talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 was held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting last month.

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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