TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian lawmaker reiterated the peaceful nature of the country’s nuclear program, saying that the Islamic Republic seeks to use nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes.
“The non-peaceful use of nuclear energy has no place in the defense doctrine of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Kazem Jalali, the chairman of the Iranian group of parliamentary relations with the European Parliament, said.
He made the remarks in a meeting with Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Luxembourg Parliament Marc Angel in Tehran on Friday.
The Iranian lawmaker underlined that the Islamic Republic seeks to use atomic energy for peaceful purposes only.
Commenting on the nuclear negotiations between Tehran and six world powers, he said that all the disputes over Iran’s nuclear case can be resolved through dialogue.
The Luxembourg official, for his part, hailed the progress of the nuclear talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), saying that given the constructive path that the two sides have followed, a comprehensive nuclear deal is at hand.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as the P5+1 or E3+3) are in talks to hammer out a lasting accord that would end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
On April 2, the two sides reached a framework nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final deal until the end of June.
Diplomats from Iran and the EU wrapped up the latest round of negotiations in New York on Tuesday and are slated to resume the talks in Vienna on May 12 to press on with the task of drafting the comprehensive deal.