The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, said Friday that Tehran expects a positive approach by the six world powers, members of the Group 5+ 1 in the next round of bilateral talks that will begin on June 18th in Moscow, capital of Russia.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran has had a strong focus and serious negotiations with the G5 +1 (China, USA, France, UK, Germany, Russia). Iran came in with good will and with a view to solutions in the Istanbul and Baghdad talks, and hopes that the other party is present at the next meeting in Moscow with a positive approach," said the Iranian Foreign Minister in an interview with IRNA agency in New Delhi, capital of India, where he is on an official visit.
Although he declared that the negotiations between Iran and the G5 +1 are "difficult," he denoted that they are progressing on track. He also urged the parties to act on the matter as soon as possible to reach a solution.
Later, Salehi emphasized that Tehran does all its nuclear activities under the framework of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). "Iran believes in the importance and the honesty of the NPT and believes in the same way as the other party," he affirmed.
"We make every effort so that the NPT could not prevent peaceful nuclear activities in the world in a good way. This topic is part of the national interests of the Islamic Republic and we believe in it," emphasized the Iranian Foreign Minister.
After the last round of talks that took place May 23 in Baghdad, Baghdad, Iran and the G5 +1 agreed to return to the talks in Moscow on 18 and 19 June.
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