Iran nuclear talks on right track: Majlis speaker
Iran Press TV
Sun May 31, 2015 1:49PM
Speaker of Iran's parliament (Majlis), Ali Larijani, says the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of global powers are moving forward with negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program on the right track.
Addressing a gathering of Iranian governors in Tehran on Sunday, Larijani added that the country's international position is closely linked to the nuclear issue.
'A clear path has been mapped in the country on this issue," he said, expressing hope that efforts underway by the Iranian nuclear negotiating team would come to fruition.
Larijani emphasized that the six global powers have not imposed the course of nuclear negotiations on Iran.
Noting that all aspects of the nuclear issue are being constantly monitored, he said a well thought-out plan is pursued in the nuclear talks with the P5+1 countries.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – are seeking to finalize a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear issue. The two sides have been working on the text of the potential deal ever since they reached a mutual understanding on its parameters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday following a round of three-day talks at the deputy level in Vienna.
Larijani further pointed to the forthcoming legislative election as well as the vote for the Assembly of Experts, scheduled to be held together on February 26, 2016, stressing the importance of boosting security of the elections, particularly at the present sensitive juncture at both regional and international levels.
He said Iran is an influential country in the Middle East region, adding, "We do not dispatch forces to [countries in] the region…[our] national security requires us to monitor the regional circumstances."
He added that elections with massive turnout would improve Iran's position and its influential role in regional equations.
"The security issues of a country are not separate from the security of region and such issues must be monitored effectively. Fortunately, Iran enjoys good security and stability amid [ongoing] regional chaos," Larijani said.
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