Nuclear Settlement in Interest of All Parties

Nuclear Settlement in Interest of All Parties Nuclear Settlement in Interest of All Parties

Following a decision by Iran and the major powers to extend their talks on a final settlement to Iran's nuclear dispute for seven more months, the ambassador to France commented, "All parties have an interest in reaching an agreement."    

"We expect efforts will bear fruit. Considering the current situation and the manner in which the negotiations were carried out, both parties were prepared for a deal … and we hope the final agreement would be a win-win deal that ensures the interests of both parties," Ali Ahani told France 24 on Tuesday, the Fars news agency reported.    

The diplomat also said, "It is in the interest of all parties to reach an agreement … unfortunately, there are different internal disputes among members of the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) that do not allow them to reach a consensus among themselves."

"In these negotiations the logic, seriousness and readiness of the Iranian delegation proved two important points.

First, Iran will never agree to give up its legitimate nuclear rights within the framework of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) just like the rights defined for other members of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and second, in recent years we have seen plenty of anti-Iranian propaganda charging that Iran is not a trustworthy country which does not comply with its commitments.

As a matter of fact, the latest negotiations proved (to the world) that Tehran has fully met its commitments and all participating ministers in Vienna (where the most recent round of nuclear talks between Iran and the six major powers was held from November 18 to 24) confirmed that," the envoy said.

"We are working to ensure the rights of the Iranian people to have this peaceful technology."