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France for resumption of Iran-G5+1 talks in near future

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA -- France is willing to see the resumption of talks between G5+1 and Iran in near future and on the basis of the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton’s letter to Tehran, said the French envoy on Wednesday.

After a meeting with Iranian Foreign Ministry Director General for Western Europe Affairs Hassan Tajik, Bruno Foucher told reporters that EU ban on Iranian oil exports has mounted pressure on the West.

France is waiting for Iran’s response to Ms Ashton’s letter, said Foucher, hoping that the negotiations between the two sides will be held soon.

Iran’s nuclear issue is an important matter, said the French envoy, stressing that France has not changed its stands on that issue.

He further said France believes that Iran enjoys some nuclear rights according to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regulations.

Therefore, the NPT has predicted some duties that should be accepted by Tehran, added Foucher.

He noted that Tehran has expressed its readiness for talks.

France and Iran share good relations, said Foucher, adding that the two countries can attain their goals through dialogue.

Hassan Tajik has already met with the Italian and Spanish ambassadors to Tehran.

He is scheduled to confer with the Greek, Dutch and Portuguese envoys.

The meetings are being held at the request of the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30819341

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