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Larijani blames some states for interfering in former nuclear talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 23, IRNA
Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani here Monday said that previous talks on Iran's nuclear issue led to some results, adding that however, some adventurists interfered in the matter.

The remark was made at a press briefing after Larijani met Lebanon's former interior minister Suleiman Franjieh, in response to the question whether there is any hope that this round of talks will be successful, given his previous talks with Solana.

Larijani hoped that the West's approach to the issue will change during talks and that they will attempt to attract the confidence of the Iranian nation to such negotiations.

Meanwhile, he said that this depends on the process of talks, adding that the methods of pursuing the outcome should be exactly distinguished.

Concerning a decision to impose the UNSC sanctions against Iran by the EU Ministerial Council on the threshold of his upcoming talks with Solana and whether this means that Europe intends to exclude uranium enrichment and production of nuclear fuel for industrial use in the upcoming talks, Larijani said, "Part of such a law has been approved, which according to the UNSC is not very strange.

"In the meantime, some agreements are being signed between European countries and Iran on various fields, such as gas." Larijani said that it will be beneficial to Europe to prepare a proper ground for solving the issue, given that opposing the will of the Iranian nation is not beneficial to Europe.

Iran's top nuclear negotiator declared Iran's readiness to attempt towards understanding on the issue.

"This is the tradition and thinking trend of Iranians, who are not simple-minded. In fact, they wish the issue to be solved through peaceful talks," he added.


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