Nuclear deal possible if excessive demands dropped: Iran FM
Press TV -(Sun Jun 22, 2014) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers is possible if the parties to the talks with the Islamic Republic do away with excessive demands.
“We are seeking the restoration of the inalienable rights of the Iranian nation (in nuclear talks), and the seriousness as well as avoiding excessive demands by some parties will make clinching the (final nuclear) agreement possible,” Zarif stated in a meeting with new Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen on Saturday.
He added that Iran attaches great importance to its ties with China, expressing hope that relations between the two countries would further develop in diverse areas, particularly in the field of trade.
Pang, for his part, said China has long requested Western parties to enter talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program with necessary realism in order to strike the final deal.
On Saturday, the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said a final deal on Tehran’s nuclear energy program is achievable if the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain – plus Germany show goodwill and political determination.
Behrouz Kamalvandi stated that Iranian experts and negotiators have provided the six world powers with “completely clear and transparent” technical explanations in nuclear talks.
He stated that the Iranian side has presented its practical program and the needs of the Islamic Republic in detail within the framework of the internationally recognized standards.