Cyprus stresses Iran’s right to access peaceful N. technology

Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulidis

Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulidis

TEHRAN (FNA)- Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulidis underlined Iran’s right to access nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, and called on the international community to respond to Tehran’s positive steps in the nuclear talks with world powers.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Cyprus Reza Zabib in Nicosia on Saturday.

The Cypriot foreign minister said that Iran like any other country has the right to peaceful nuclear technology and no one can deprive Tehran of its right.

He, meantime, noted that Cypriot Commerce and Industry Minister Georgios Lakkotrypis is due to head a trade delegation to Tehran next week.

The 10th round of negotiations between Iran and the six world powers was held in Vienna from November 18 to 24, where the seven nations decided to extend the talks until July after they failed to strike an agreement. The seven nations continued their talks in February.

Both Iran and the G5+1 negotiators have underlined that cutting a final deal before the July 10 deadline is possible.