Afkham

Iran after good deal, not bound by time in N-talks: Afkham

Iran says it seeks a “good” nuclear deal with the P5+1 group, stressing that Tehran will not be bound by time in striking a final deal with the six countries.    

Addressing her weekly press conference on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Iran and its negotiating partners could clinch an agreement on the final text of a nuclear deal before the self-imposed June 30 deadline.

Representatives from Iran and the P5+1 group – the United States, the UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany – are holding extensive talks to finalize the text of a possible deal over Tehran’s nuclear program by the end of the month.

The two sides seek to seal a comprehensive deal based on the mutual understanding on the key parameters agreed upon in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.

Asked about a bill passed by Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) requiring the government to safeguard the country’s nuclear rights, Afkham said the current administration respects decisions by the Iranian legislature.

Afkham added that the Iranian negotiating team will abide by the measure once it is approved as a law by the Guardian Council, the body which oversees the bills passed in Majlis.

She, however, said that it would have been better if the viewpoints of the negotiating team regarding the bill had been taken into consideration.

By Press TV