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FM Spokesman: Failure of 5+1 meeting only natural

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 17, IRNA -- Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Ramin Mihman-Parast said the failure of 5+1 meeting which took place in New York was only natural.

Talking to IRNA on Sunday, he said the only way for the 5+1 members was to officially acknowledge Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear technology.

The latest round of talks among 5+1 member states which focused on introducing even more sanctions against Iran closed with no results Saturday night in New York while participants failed to get to any agreement.

Mihman-Parast said the 5+1 programs and talks over Iran’s nuclear program are doomed to failure as long as they fail to adopt a realistic approach towards the issue by endorsing Iran’s rights to peaceful nuclear technology.

Referring to numerous reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency verifying that Iran had no deviations from international regulations in its nuclear programs, he further stressed that the failure of talks like the one which concluded work last night was because they were carried out with a political motivation.

Answering a question by IRNA on the reasons for such countries as China to dispatch such a low-level delegation to the talks, the spokesman said some countries including China were of the opinion that such negative measures as well as sanctions are of no use at all and that any politically-motivated move would go nowhere.

As for the Solidarity Games of the Islamic Countries which Iran is to host, he said Iran has already proposed some delay in commencement of the games so that the details of the procedures are well discussed.

He noted that Iran has volunteered to host the games and will focus on all details including the designing of medals.


End News / IRNA / News Code 902037

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