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Spanish FM: EU attempts to solve Iran's nuclear issue peacefully

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Madrid, March 1, IRNA
Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki on Thursday said that the European Union will certainly do its best to solve Iran's nuclear issue through talks.

Meanwhile, he referred to the relevant talks between Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani and EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana as `constructive'.

Moratinos said that these meetings play a decisive role in coming up with diplomatic solutions to the issue.

"The European negotiators have been attempting to find grounds for mutual understanding and creating a diplomatic atmosphere," he added.

Underlining once more Spain's support for the right of Iran to access nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, he said that at the same time, the concerns over the issue should be eliminated and the necessary guarantees should be provided in this regard.

Assessing Iran-Spain current relations as positive, he said that talks are underway between the high-ranking officials of both sides to expand such ties.

"The way to materialize Iran's right within the NPT framework is of great importance to the Iranian nation, given that all Iranians, irrespective of residing in the country or overseas, witness violation of their nuclear right," he added.

The Spanish minister noted that if the inalienable right of the Iranian nation to access peaceful nuclear energy was clearly recognized in the UN Security Council's Resolution 1737, it would not have faced such problems.


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