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Iran nuclear issue resolvable if 5+1 takes legal approach - envoy

Iran nuclear issue resolvable if 5+1 takes legal approach - envoy
By Trend

If 5+1 takes a legal and technical approach based on good will toward Iran's nuclear issue, a solution to the problem could be found, IRNA quoted Iran's Ambassador to Italy Mohammad-Ali Hosseini as saying in Rome on Friday.

He made the remarks in an interview with Italy's AKI News Agency.

"Being committed to solve the nuclear issue, Iran has come to the negotiation table and if the other side takes a legal, technical approach, and has good will as well, the issue could be solved easily," he said.

Hosseini noted that the Islamic Republic will continue its negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the 5+1 Group.

The envoy noted that thus far Iran and the 5+1 group have had constructive talks at the expert level meeting in Istanbul, Baghdad and Moscow.

"Iran's negotiations with the 5+1 are based on the NPT principles and it should continue in a step-by-step and reciprocal approach," he said.

On October 18, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that the next round of nuclear negotiations between world powers and Iran can be held in November, after the sides agree on the venue, Interfax reported.

As for the place, Ryabkov noted that this will be decided later, yet he said "it will not be Moscow".

The latest round of high-level talks between Iran and the six major powers was held in Moscow on June 18 and 19.

Iran insists its nuclear work has only peaceful dimensions and has refused in three rounds of talks since April to scale it back unless major economic sanctions are lifted.

But governments in Europe and the United States have refused to do so and, instead, are tightening the financial screws against Tehran as fears grow that the nuclear dispute could envelop the Middle East in a new war.

 

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