Wednesday Apr 03, 201312:02 PM GMT
Iran and P5+1 can reach agreement in Almaty2: Mehmanparast
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast (file photo)
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast (file photo)
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman says it is possible for Tehran and the P5+1 group of world powers to reach an agreement in their upcoming talks in Almaty, if the group would continue with the approach demonstrated in the first round of talks.


Noting that coming to an understanding in the upcoming comprehensive talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan, would be “is easily reachable,” Ramin Mehmanparast emphasized in a Wednesday interview with IRNA that if the P5+1 member states - including the US, the UK, France, China, and Russia plus Germany - remained on the same course they had adopted in the first-round talks in Almaty, “we would also get closer to Iran’s desires.”

The Iranian official further underlined that the talks are not “particularly sophisticated,” but “a clear and transparent prospective” must be drawn for these talks on the basis that the rights of our nation would ultimately be recognized.

Meanwhile, he added, the concerns and claims raised during the talks would also be resolved through mutual steps, provided that they are undertaken simultaneously and identically, in terms of weight and substance.

Mehmanparast further noted that all issues must be thoroughly defined during the talks so that both sides would feel they are moving towards a final resolution in a setting that is reasonable and logical.

He also added that the main reason that the talks between the two sides did not produce any results in the past was the unreasonable demands made by the P5+1 group while expecting Iran to take “reciprocal” action that was really not at all comparable to the sort of demands they were making.

Mehmanparast reiterated that despite the unreasonable attitude demonstrated by Western members of the group in the past, the Iranian side always entered the talks with a positive attitude.

The second round of talks between the two sides has been scheduled to take place in Almaty later this week on April 5-6.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry official also dismissed the persisting US-led Western sanctions against the Islamic Republic as an illegal and futile effort to pressure the Iranian nation to lose motivation to participate in the upcoming presidential election process.

He reasoned that a strong turnout in the election would further enhance the position of the Islamic Republic in its international relations and conduct.

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