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Iran welcomes talks based on int'l law: Larijani

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 11, IRNA
Iran-EU-Nuclear Talks
Iran welcomes talks based on international law in a way to reach a sustainable agreement and remove previous concerns, Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said Wednesday.

He told reporters after a meeting with the visiting Afghan Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta that negotiations should not be held based on previous literature. Constructive talks should have correct basis and special literature.

He once again rejected acceptance of any preconditions for talks, saying, "Preconditions mean the opposite side intend to be aware of outcome of negotiations before holding it. We will never accept it." Asked whether Iran would raise the issue of its entry into production of nuclear fuel on an industrial scale in talks with the West, Larijani said, "Each proposal has a life span. Currently, a proper offer should be made with respect to new conditions to settle the case."

In response to a question on remarks made by the US officials in a reaction to Iran's publicized nuclear achievement on April 9 and their attempt to issue another resolution, he said, "The US officials have maintained that they would do their work in time after 60-day time.

They will continue with former path, he said in reference to the Security Council resolutions 1737 and 1747.

Asked whether there is any difference between Iran and Europe on definition of uranium enrichment, Larijani replied, "I do not think so. Certain European countries have problem with the reality on the ground. They will realize it later.

"So, you see, there is nothing to do with terminology." On Bushehr power plant, he said, "The media judgments are not correct. We have common interests with Russia.

"Iran and Russia held consultations in different fields. The two countries' officials had exchanged visits."

Larijani added, "Secretary of Russian National Security Council Igor Ivanov told me that Bushehr power plant needs just technical and economic experts. The delay in completion of the plant has no political dimension."
He expressed hope better opportunities would be prepared for Tehran and Moscow in the future.

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