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Iran ready to talk with 5+1 without preconditions: Hosseini

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 4, IRNA
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini here Sunday voiced Iran's readiness to hold talks with all members of the Group 5+1 on its peaceful nuclear case with no preconditions.

Hosseini was answering a question raised by reporters at his weekly press conference on whether an upcoming security meeting to be held in Baghdad would open doors to negotiations.

"The venue is not the question that we lay emphasis on Baghdad meeting. We are ready to negotiate with all members of the Group 5+1 -- the permanent members of the UN Security Council including China, Russia, France, Britain, the US plus Germany -- without any preconditions," he said.

In response to a question on whether he had any recommendations to the Monday meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors, the spokesman said, "The solution to this case is negotiations and anything else will make the case more complicated."

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