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Jalili: Iran underlines its right on uranium enrichment in Moscow talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, June 20, IRNA -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili at the end of the Moscow talks said that Iran in this round of talks underlined its inalienable rights on uranium enrichment.

He said, 'With legal documents, we proved that many of behaviors against Iran had been unlawful and must be stopped.'

Jalili added it was explicitly declared why the UN Security Council resolutions are illegal and we presented our reasons fully.

At the end of Baghdad meeting we declared that if we want the talks succeed, we must form experts meeting.

He pointed out that the talks can be successful when between these talks a meeting of experts be held and try to close both sides viewpoints.

Between Baghdad and Moscow meetings we wrote five letters and underlined that establishment of expert meetings is necessary for successful negotiation.

Moscow meeting was allocated to serious talks and presentation of Iran viewpoints in details.

Jalili said that G 5+1 underlined that they needed more time to present their own viewpoints and I think they are facing a big test to attract Iranians confidence.

He added that in this process there is no pretext to intensify sanctions and opposing with Iran peaceful nuclear activities.

After experts meeting studies Iran viewpoints upon five axes, we can be hopeful that experts meeting and then deputies meeting can present acceptable results, so Ms. Ashton and I can take decisions on date and venue of the next round of talks.

Jalili stressed that Iran’s right to access uranium enrichment and nuclear fuel cycle must be recognized.

This can be the first step by them and as we declared our stance on nuclear disarmament in the highest level, they should recognize our rights, too.

He added that confidence building steps and cooperation in a number of issues can be presented in this section. We needed 20 percent enriched uranium for our patients, but, unfortunately they did not give it to us, so we supplied it by our own scientists and upon NPT.

Jalili also appreciated Russian good hospitality.

Iran negotiating team headed by Saeed Jalili and Group 5+1 negotiating team headed by Catherine Ashton held four rounds of talks in 2-day meetings in Moscow.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80190828

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