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India, China, Russia Issue Statement on Nuclear Talks

India, China, Russia Issue Statement on Nuclear TalksIndia, China, Russia Issue Statement on Nuclear Talks

Affirming their support for efforts to seek a comprehensive and long-term solution to the Iranian nuclear issue through political and diplomatic means, India, China and Russia on Monday welcomed the extension of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), and hoped that the two sides intensify diplomatic efforts with a view to reaching a comprehensive agreement at an early date, the Asian News International (ANI) reported.

"The ministers encouraged Iran and the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) to enhance cooperation to resolve all the outstanding issues," said the joint communiqué of the 13th meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China.

"The ministers stressed that once the IAEA confirms the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program by means of applying stringent monitoring and resolving all past and present issues of concern, Iran will fully enjoy all the rights to peaceful uses of nuclear energy, including uranium enrichment under strict IAEA safeguards and consistent with its international obligations," added the joint communiqué. Iran denies any military objectives in its nuclear activities, saying the program is solely for peaceful purposes, such electricity generation.

 

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