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Baqeri: G5+1 should be committed to previous agreements in Moscow

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 17, IRNA -- Deputy secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Baqeri, called for Group 5+1’s abiding by the agreements of Istanbul2 and Baghdad, and during a telephone conversation between SNSC’s secretary, Saeed Jalili, and EU’s foreign policy chief.

Baqeri made the remarks on Sunday in a meeting with the China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Le Yucheng in Moscow ahead of an upcoming meeting between team of Iranian nuclear negotiators and representatives from the Group 5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) in Moscow on June 18-19.

Le, China’s representative in Iran-5+1 nuclear talks, said that the only way for resolving Iran’s nuclear case is holding talks while calling on the negotiating sides to be pragmatic and serious in the upcoming talks.

The Iranian team of negotiators headed by Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Saeed Jalili arrived in the Russian capital, Moscow on Sunday morning to attend two-day talks with the world's six major powers.

Two days of talks between Iran and G5+1 members plus Germany will begin on Monday. Delegations of the six world powers are led by EU foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton.

Iran and the Group 5+1 held several rounds of talks in Baghdad last month. The Baghdad meeting came after Iran and the six world powers resumed talks in Istanbul, Turkey, in April.

It should be noted that Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of 'trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program,' while they have never presented any compelling evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80188271

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