Iran after nuclear settlement based on rules: Rouhani
Press TV -(Sat Nov 23, 2013) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says his administration is seeking to settle disputes over the country’s nuclear energy program on the basis of regulations.
Hassan Rouhani made the comment in a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday.
Commenting on the ongoing talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany in the Swiss city of Geneva, Rouhani said his “administration has plans to resolve issues within the framework of regulations.”
“It is obvious and certain … that the Islamic Republic of Iran does not seek and will not go after weapons of mass destruction,” he added.
The Iranian president also said that Iran and Russia enjoy common interests and objectives both in the region and the world, calling for the further development of friendly ties between the two countries. He stressed that Tehran favors “long-term” and “all-out” relations with Moscow.
Rogozin, for his part, said that Russia is keen to develop and deepen relations with Iran in different sectors.
He wished success for the ongoing nuclear talks in Geneva and said Moscow wants to see Tehran’s nuclear case back on the normal track.
Iran and the six powers – the US, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany – began their latest round of talks on Wednesday. The present round of talks was scheduled to end on Friday, but was extended into Saturday.
The two sides are working to hammer out an interim deal to pave the ground for final resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over its nuclear energy program.