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Asefi calls on nuclear negotiators for talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 3, IRNA
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi here Wednesday called on the negotiators involved in Iran's nuclear issue to understand and accept the realities and solve the issue through talks.

In response to the deceleration of the French Foreign Ministry issued about the Paris meeting, he said that development of Iran's nuclear programs are based on the Safeguard Agreement and NPT.

"As indicated by the reports of the UN nuclear watchdog, no deviation from peaceful nuclear path has been observed and Iran has been complying with the NPT," he added.

Asefi underlined that the world community is not concerned about Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, rather the US and a few other states declare their own view as that of the world community.

He recommended the parties who attended the Paris meeting to solve the issue through reasonable ways such as talks instead of using the language of force, which merely makes the situation more complicated and difficult.

The spokesman said, "As a country possessing nuclear technology, Iran will not give up its relevant rights. Such a fact should be understood by the negotiators involved in the case."

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