Tehran reaffirms commitment to fair nuclear talks

TEHRAN, Sept. 23 (MNA) – In a meeting with his Chinese counterpart in New York on Wednesday Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki renewed Tehran’s calls for nuclear talks with the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the Security Council and Germany) and the Vienna group (IAEA, Russia, France and the U.S.) on conditions that talks would be fair and recognize Tehran’s right for peaceful use of nuclear technology.

Mottaki went on to say that Iran proved its flexibility in settling nuclear dispute with the West by signing a nuclear fuel swap deal with Turkey and Brazil, however, the 5+1 group went ahead by issuing a new sanctions resolutions against Iran.

“With the signing of this declaration… we showed the flexibility of the Islamic Republic of Iran for exchange of nuclear fuel but the other side issued Resolution 1929 ‘in response’ to this cooperation,” Iran’s top diplomat complained.

For his part, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi insisted on the need for talks between Iran and the 5+1 group and also dialogue between Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton .

The chief Chinese diplomat reiterated Beijing’s position for a diplomatic solution in the nuclear row between Iran and the West.

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