Iranian VP Calls for China’s Proactive Role in Nuclear Talks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s vice president Eshaq Jahangiri called on China to play a more active role in the nuclear talks between Tehran and the world powers.
He made the comments in a meeting with Meng Jianzhu, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
During the meeting which was held in Tehran on Monday, the Iranian official hailed China’s positive stances on in the course of the talks over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear energy program and underscored the necessity of Beijing's more active role in the nuclear talks to secure a final nuclear deal.
Jahangiri also pointed to the growing ties between Tehran and Beijing, and said Iran views its relations with china as constructive and is after expanding bilateral cooperation in diverse economic, political and cultural fields.
The Chinese official for his part, underscored Iran nuclear rights and said his country has adopted positive stances regarding the issue at international level.
“Beijing is committed to securing the Iranian nation’s right to using peaceful nuclear energy,” said Meng Jianzhu.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) are in talks to hammer out a final deal to end a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear energy program.
On November 24, 2013, Iran and the G5+1 (alternatively known as the P5+1 or E3+3) signed an interim nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Geneva.
Based on the interim deal, the world powers agreed to suspend some non-essential sanctions and impose no new nuclear-related bans in return for Tehran’s decision to freeze parts of its nuclear activities.
The Geneva deal (the Joint Plan of Action) came into effect in January and expired in July, when the parties decided to extend negotiations until November 24 in the hope of clinching a final deal that would end a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear energy program.
In July, Tehran and the six countries agreed to extend negotiations until November 24 in the hope of clinching a final deal.