Nuclear talks will result in final deal: Rouhani
Press TV -(Mon May 19, 2014) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has expressed optimism that the ongoing nuclear negotiations with the Sextet of world powers will result in a final agreement.
“Despite the existing difficulties, Iran’s talks with the P5+1 (permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) shall, God willing, ultimately reach an agreement, because agreement and a win-win game are in everyone’s interest,” Rouhani said at a Monday meeting with a group of Iranian officials.
Rouhani stressed that Tehran has “never sought to lie” to the world, adding, “The objective of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been [to attain] peaceful nuclear technology and it will follow that and pursue the people’s right; however, in the course of the talks it wants to achieve a mutual understanding that is beneficial to all.”
The president, however, noted that the Iranian nation is not afraid of sanctions and it will continue its resistance under any circumstances.
Iran and the six world powers wrapped up their latest round of nuclear talks in Vienna on Friday.
Iran says there has been no tangible progress in writing the draft text of a comprehensive agreement over the country’s nuclear energy program.
Earlier on Friday, an official close to the Iranian nuclear negotiating team criticized the West for pursuing unreasonable and “excessive demands” during the talks.
Iran and the six countries have been discussing ways to iron out differences and start drafting a final deal that would end the West’s dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.
In November 2013, the two sides signed an interim nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Geneva that came into force on January 20.