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Iran to continue nuclear talks vigilantly: Larijani

Iran Press TV

Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:35AM GMT

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says the Islamic Republic is determined to continue its nuclear negotiations with six world powers with "vigilance."

In a Tuesday address to the ninth meeting of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) in Tehran, Larijani criticized the Western powers for adopting an "adventurist" approach toward Iran's nuclear issue, stressing, however, that the Islamic Republic is set to "vigilantly pursue the path of [nuclear] negotiations."

The Iranian Majlis speaker stated that the Western powers are well aware that Tehran's nuclear energy program has not diverted from its peaceful path under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), adding, "But they have been dealing with Iran's nuclear dossier in an adventurist manner."

Larijani's comments come as Iran and the six world powers - Russia, China, France, Britain, the US and Germany - are set to start a fresh round of talks in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on Tuesday in an effort to reach a comprehensive deal on Tehran's nuclear energy program.

Elsewhere in his comments, the Iranian Majlis speaker touched upon the issue of terrorism, saying the arrogant powers make "tactical" use of "terrorism" in order to threaten the Muslim nations in different countries such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Larijani also hailed the recent wave of Islamic Awakening in regional Muslim countries, stressing that such democratic movements would strengthen unity and convergence in the Islamic Ummah.

During the IIPU summit in Tehran, the Iranian Majlis speaker took over the rotating presidency of the union from Sudan for a year.

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