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Iran-G5 plus 1 talks kick off in Geneva

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Geneva, Dec 6, IRNA -- Talks between Iran and the so-called '5 plus 1' group (US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) kicked off in Geneva on Monday.

Addressing the press ahead of his meeting with European Union foreign policy supremo Catherine Ashton who is negotiating on behalf of the '5 plus 1' group,

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili linked the outcome of the talks, the first in more than a year, to the approach of 'G5 plus1'.

Jalili who is also Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, has made clear Iran's nuclear rights were 'non-negotiable.'

He urged the West to reverse its wrong policies and double-standards on Iran's peaceful nuclear program.

While the western powers want the talks to zoom on the nuclear program, Tehran insists its program is non-negotiable and says the talks should focus on regional peace and disarmament issues, specifically the clandestine atomic weapons program of the Zionist regime.

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