Velayati: Iran in favor of reaching nuclear deal

Tehran, June 23, IRNA – Head of the Center for Strategic Research Ali-Akbar Velayati said Tuesday that Tehran supports nuclear talks, hoping for an agreement to be reached which would impose no restrictions on Iran.

Velayati made the remarks while talking to reporters on the sidelines of his meeting with the visiting Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad al-Shaar.

Commenting on the future of the nuclear talks between Iranian and Western officials, he expressed hope that Tehran would reach an agreement with the world six powers (US, UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany) while preserving its rights to use peaceful nuclear energy.

Asked about the Additional Protocol to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the motion approved by Iran’s Majlis on Tuesday for preserving nuclear rights, Velayati said Majlis has taken some measures to this end and we should wait for the results.

According to the Constitution, Tehran’s acceptance of the Additional Protocol or any other deal depends on Majlis approval, added he.

Undoubtedly, anything should be done with the cooperation between Majlis and government, said Velayati.