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MP: Nuclear talks should reflect Iran's full peaceful nuclear capabilities

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 20, IRNA
Rapporteur of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali said here Saturday that the talks on Iran's nuclear issue and the relevant proposals should learly reflect Iran's capabilities for peaceful nuclear activities.

He told IRNA that given that today Iran is a powerful country with nuclear expertise for peaceful purposes and its achievement in enriching uranium to the level of 4.8 percent using 164 centrifuges, the atmosphere of talks should be such as to show a full view of its potentials.

"We should wait to see whether what the Europeans intend to propose is a ceiling of their incentives or they are just preliminary negotiable proposals.

"If we accept that their proposed plan is a package subject to negotiation, we will manage to get a better result by holding brief reasonable talks," he added.

Jalali said that Iran should first receive the EU3 proposal to be able to declare its view about it.

"It has been repeatedly announced to the world that the incentives offered by Europeans should be within the framework of international laws.

"In principle, Iran will not quit its right to which it is entitled according to the international laws as well as that of NPT, as nowhere in NPT has it been said that a member country should surrender its nuclear right," he added.

Jalali said, "the EU3 should send its proposal to us within the framework of international laws, in particular given that the current atmosphere under which they extend their proposed plan is quite different from the past."

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