Iran Parliament Speaker Hails Lausanne Statement as "Good Sign"

Iran Parliament Speaker Hails Lausanne Statement as "Good Sign"

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Monday hailed as promising a framework nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers and expected a bright prospect in the course of negotiations over Tehran's civilian nuclear program.

"Fortunately, the (Iranian) administration's efforts on the nuclear issue reveal a good prospect. Moreover, the Lausanne press statement, which is the result of negotiations in recent months, is a good sign for the settlement of the nuclear issue," Larijani said in a meeting with the parliament's staffers on Monday.

He also voiced the parliament's support for the country's negotiating team in the course of talks with world powers and expressed the hope that the negotiations would lead to the preservation of the Iranian people's rights.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on April 2 reached a framework agreement on Tehran's peaceful nuclear program after more than a week of intensive negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final, comprehensive accord until the end of June.

The two sides will now work to draw up a final accord by the end of the self-designated June 30 deadline.

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