VP: Rouhani’s New York Visit to Help Iran-G5+1 Talks
(FNA)- A senior Iranian official underlined that the visit of President Rouhani to New York will positively influence the atmosphere of the talks between Tehran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany).
"The Iran-G5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) negotiations will become more serious with President Rouhani's visit to New York," Iranian Vice President Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said in the Western Iranian city of Kermanshah on Tuesday.
Nobakht underlined Iran's firm stance in the nuclear talks with the world powers, and said, "Iran will not compromise its righteous stances in the talks with the world powers and we consider resistance against their excessive demands as the only path to victory and success."
On Friday, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi said success in nuclear talks needs action on the side of the six world powers, and also expressed the hope that the presence of the foreign ministers of Iran and the sextet of powers in the New York negotiations could accelerate settlement of differences.
"We are working hard at different levels to see how we can obtain results and we hope that some progress will be made during the opportunities that will arise in the next few days, but this depends on the other side's approach," Araqchi told reporters in New York.
Asked about the key differences between the Iranian and the Group 5+1 negotiators, he said the two sides have differences over Iran's enrichment program and its capacity, removal of the sanctions against Tehran which should all be annulled based on the Geneva agreement inked in November, Arak heavy water reactor and Fordo uranium enrichment facility.
Araqchi expressed the hope that the presence of the lead negotiators of Iran and the G5+1 in the negotiations underway in New York would help the talks make tangible progress.