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EU package appears beautiful in face with different objectives, Larijani

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 6, IRNA
Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the European Union has offered a package of incentives which appears beautiful in face with different objectives which requiring precise examination.

Asked about Iran's stance toward the EU package, he said that Iran accepts transparency in Iranian nuclear program, but, it will not agree to be deprived of its legitimate rights in line with Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and Safeguards Agreement of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

"Iran is ready to hold constructive negotiations on national nuclear program to remove concerns of the other party. We believe in open negotiations and they should bring their demand of suspending uranium enrichment to the negotiating table. They should back their demands. We cannot overlook Iran's rights to nuclear energy," Larijani told reporters.

"In negotiations with EU foreign policy and security chief Javier Solana in Brussels, we put forward several points. One: To go ahead with negotiations. Two: removing ambiguities in EU package to Iran to prepare the ground for negotiations. And if they are willing to have long-term cooperation with Iran, they should openly discuss all the fields of cooperation," Larijani said.

"We have remind them that the two parties should respect common grounds and paradigms to enable us to proceed with negotiations," he said.


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