Iran Not to Yield to Any Threat in Nuclear Talks: DM

Iran Not to Yield to Any Threat in Nuclear Talks: DM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan reaffirmed that the country does not tolerate any language of force or threats in the nuclear talks with world powers.

"We do not accede to any sanctions, threats and oppression in the (nuclear) negotiations," Dehqan said on Sunday.

He also stressed that Iran will defend its rights with utmost power in the negotiations with world powers.

Earlier in the day, President Hassan Rouhani also hailed Iran's success to prompt the world powers to negotiate the removal of the sanctions imposed on Tehran.

"This is the first time in the world's political history that a country, whose case in the (UN) Security Council has been under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, has sat at the negotiating table with (world) powers, and has been able to achieve all its major goals while observing its redlines," Rouhani stressed.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (alternatively known as the P5+1 or E3+3) have held several rounds of talks in recent months to hammer out a lasting accord that would end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran's civilian nuclear program.

On April 2, Iran and the sextet reached a framework nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), until the end of June.

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