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Velayati advises P5+1 to give up excessive demands

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Beijing, May 28, IRNA -- Head of the Expediency Council's Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati on Thursday advised P5+1 to give up excessive demands.

He made the remarks during his visit to a strategic research center affiliated to the China Army.

West should avoid excessive demands in nuclear talks with P5+1 in order to reach comprehensive nuclear deal, the official added.

He said that Iran will do its best to have constructive talks with P5+1 but it will not give up its right for peaceful use of nuclear energy.

A fair nuclear agreement is accessible provided other sides of talks use the opportunity, Velayati noted.

He referred to spread of terrorism in the region and called for boost of regional cooperation against extremism and terrorism.

Head of China Army's strategic center General Chien Khou for his part urged expansion of all out ties between Tehran and Beijing.

Velayati, heading a delegation arrived in Beijing on Saturday to attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). He left Beijing for Tehran on Wednesday.

CICA summit is held every four years and its ministerial meeting every two years.

CICA has 22 members twelve of which are observers such as international organizations like the United Nations, The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) , Arab League and countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Ukraine and the US.

China chairs CICA during 2104- 2016.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Korea, China, Russia, India, Palestine, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Republic of Azerbaijan and Thailand are among CICA main members.


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