Iran-G5+1 Determined to Start Drafting Process of Nuclear Deal: Negotiator
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior member of Iranian nuclear negotiating team said Iran and six world powers are determined to start the drafting process of the final deal on Tehran's peaceful nuclear energy program in tomorrow’s talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
Abbas Araqchi told a meeting of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission that Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) are resolved to begin drafting the final agreement in the upcoming round of nuclear talks slated for Monday in Vienna.
Araqchi in this meeting briefed the Iranian lawmakers on the recent developments in the nuclear negotiations.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the senior Iranian nuclear negotiator referred to Iran’s defense capabilities as redlines and stressed that the country’s long-range missiles and its defense system are non-negotiable and that there will be no talks over these issues.
Iranian officials have underlined on numerous occasions that talk of the country’s defensive capabilities will by no means be mooted in the nuclear negotiations with six world powers.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (alternatively known as the P5+1 or E3+3) inked an interim deal on Tehran’s nuclear program in Geneva last November, which came into force on January 20.
Since then, the two sides have held several rounds of talks discussing ways to iron out their differences and start drafting a final deal that would end the West’s dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.