Iranian MPs Urge Negotiating Team to Protect All Nuclear Rights
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian lawmakers renewed calls on the country’s negotiators to safeguard the nation’s full rights in the upcoming talks with the six world powers over Tehran's peaceful nuclear energy program.
“The nuclear negotiating team, in the talks, should protect all nuclear rights of the Iranian nation based on the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), including enrichment, research and development in various areas as well as (maintaining) the Arak heavy water facility,” the Iranian MPs said in a statement issued on Monday.
“The Iranian negotiators should not retreat from the peaceful nuclear technology achievements in return for any promises because (in that case) they should be answerable to the representatives of the nation,” the statement added.
The new round of negotiations between representatives of Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) is to be held in the Austrian capital of Vienna from May 13 to May 16.
The two sides wrapped up the latest round of the nuclear talks in Vienna on April 9. During the forthcoming round of talks, the parties will attempt to iron out differeinces over how to end the decade-long standoff on Iran’s nuclear case.
On November 24, 2013, Iran and six world powers clinched an interim six-month deal in the Swiss city of Geneva.
The breakthrough deal (the Joint Plan of Action), which has come into effect since January 20, stipulates that over the course of six months, Iran and the six countries will draw up a comprehensive nuclear deal which will lead to a lifting of the whole sanctions on Iran.