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Consensus on agenda of Iran-G5+1 talks useful for two parties

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Manama, Dec 5, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Sunday that the new round of talks between Iran and G5+1 will yield useful outcome if the two sides have understanding on the agenda of talks.

Mottaki who is in Manama to take part in Security Summit, Manama Dialogue told IRNA that flexibility in the understanding of the agenda can pave the way for serious and constructive negotiations.

Asked about Iran's proposals for tomorrow's talks with G5+1 in Geneva, he said that the westerners usually resort to politicking in such interactions citing their statement that 'the sanctions have touched Iran and Iran wants to hold talks'.

'This is while there was no such a thing. They themselves took notice of their mistakes,' he said.

In response to a question on a proposal made by the Bahraini foreign minister on the establishment of a fuel bank, he said that the issue is quite distinctive and has nothing to do with Geneva talks.

Mottaki added that that is an old issue and currently the developing countries within the form of Group 77 and China have clear ideas about the establishment of fuel bank.

'The issue of the establishment of fuel bank should be raised with the participation of all the countries and no country should be sidelined,' he said.

He said that all the countries which have capability to produce fuel should play a role in establishment of the fuel bank.

Mottaki clarified that Iran is one of the countries which can contribute to the project.

He said that one of the branches of the bank should be set up in Iran in light of Iranian capability to produce fuel for reactors.

Responding to another question that a large section of the security conference was about Iran, he said that Iran plays an important role in regional issues and international crisis and all the countries seek Iranian views on those topics.

Iran has actively participated in all the meetings of Manama and presented its views sincerely, Mottaki said.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30109473

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