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Group 5+1 statement in Moscow

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, June 20, IRNA -- At the end of Moscow meeting on Tuesday evening, members of Group 5+1 in a statement declared that the two sides presented their stances clearly for a ful and serious consideration.

The statement said that G 5+1 considered fast and diplomatic solution to eliminate concerns related to Iran nuclear program upon Non-Proliferation Treaty, IAEA approvals and the UN Security Council resolutions in Istanbul and Baghdad meetings.

It said that G 5+1 was committed to its proposals in Baghdad and has called for stopping 20 percent uranium enrichment, closure of Fordow site and exiting 20 percent enriched uranium from Iran and these will be the first steps by Iran for confidence building.

The statement added that G 5+1 is ready to answer Iran after these demands are fulfilled.

The G 5+1 unilateral statement said that Iran answered a number of G 5+1 proposals in Baghdad and the group also reviewed clearly Iran’s questions, although there is a wide gap between the two sides stances on basic issues, so the two sides agreed on holding expert meeting in Istanbul on July 3rd to prepare proposals.

It explains that presenting proposals by experts will lead to increase G 5+1 understanding from Iranian responses and study of issues presented by Iran.

After experts meeting in Istanbul, Helga Schmid and Ali Baqeri will meet and finally Catherine Ashton and Saeed Jalili will have a direct contact on the issue.

The statement continued that after that step Iran will make its choice.

'We expect Iran to decide whether it wants to reach agreements to take steps toward confidence building measures and eliminate international community concerns, or not,' the statement said.

Moscow nuclear talks between Iran and Group 5+1 started on Monday and ended on Tuesday evening.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80190792

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