29 Feb 2024
Monday 4 November 2013 - 22:09
Story Code : 62245

Geneva II to focus on details of nuclear steps: Iran

Irans top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi says the upcoming nuclear meeting with the six major world powers in Geneva will focus on the details of the steps agreed to be taken by both sides.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain - plus Germany will meet in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 7-8, to discuss Tehrans nuclear energy program.
We have a tough road ahead. In Geneva, we will get into the details of the steps and we hope to bring closer the views of both sides, which are [currently] far apart, Araqchi said on Monday.
The Iranian deputy foreign minister for international and legal affairs said that there will be no change in the Iranian negotiating team from the previous meeting and the team will head to Geneva on Tuesday.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who heads Irans nuclear team, will depart Tehran for Paris on Tuesday to take part in the 37th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He will later join the nuclear team in Geneva, Araqchi added.

Iran and the six major world powers held two days of negotiations behind closed doors in the Geneva on October 15-16. On the first day of the closed-door negotiations, the Iranian foreign minister presented Tehrans new proposal titled Closing an Unnecessary Crisis, Opening New Horizons to participants.

On October 13, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said Irans package to be proposed during the talks is based on the same step-by-step approach which was brought up and generally agreed on in meetings with the six powers partaking in the nuclear talks.

The US, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, with the US and the European Union having used the pretext to impose illegal sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

By Press TV


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