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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran seeks to reach a fair deal with the P5+1 group of countries over Tehran’s nuclear program that will serve the country’s national interests.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US secretary of State John Kerry plan to hold talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna in the coming days over Tehran’s nuclear energy program, media reports said.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out freezing sensitive nuclear work in the country for a long time and said sanctions imposed on it should be lifted as soon it reaches a final deal with major powers, state TV reported.
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.
Government spokesman Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht said Wednesday that if any ambiguity remains that could be removed by extending nuclear talks, Iran will agree with such an extension.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman dismissed allegations of human rights violation raised in a recent European Union report against Iran.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his administration’s foreign policy is based on constructive interaction with the world while it sticks to the country’s red lines.
Iranian Parliament Vice-Speaker Seyed Hassan Aboutorabi Fard underlined the necessity for reaching a nuclear agreement with the world powers which would meet Tehran’s interests, and said the country cannot trust the US and its allies.
Minister of Education Ali Asghar Fani scaped an impeachment bid by the Iranian parliament (Majlis) on Wednesday.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says a comprehensive nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of countries is possible should the six world powers not put forward excessive demands.