Iran Asks IAEA to Adopt Logical Approach in Talks

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TEHRAN (FNA) – Iran on Tuesday called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to pursue a logical approach in its upcoming talks with Tehran to improve the chance of striking an agreement over unsettled issues.

“We hope that the Agency will enter the talks with a serious and logical approach and we are ready to reach an understanding based on the full materialization of our rights and obviating the Agency’s concerns,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said in his weekly press conference in Tehran today. 

“If the Agency pursues negotiations with Iran with a logical approach, there will be a possibility for reaching an agreement,” he added. 

In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iran’s Residing Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency Ali Asqar Soltaniyeh also said successful talks between Iran and the IAEA need an atmosphere free from political hues and cries. 

Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog are scheduled to hold a next round of talks in Tehran on 13 December. 

Speaking to FNA on Sunday, Soltaniyeh stressed the necessity for a “calm atmosphere” for successful talks between the two sides, and stated, “The success of talks in Tehran in removing the ambiguities (about Iran nuclear program) would depend on a calm atmosphere free from political hues and cries.” 

Earlier, the IAEA Spokesperson, Gill Tudor, said that Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog agency have decided to hold a new meeting in Tehran next month, adding that both sides are determined to explore a new approach for resolving differences over Tehran’s nuclear activities. 

Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. 

Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry. 

Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment. 

Tehran has dismissed West’s demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path. 

Tehran has repeatedly said that it considers its nuclear case closed as it has come clean of IAEA’s questions and suspicions about its past nuclear activities. 

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