Larijani Discusses N. Issues with Solana

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani during a phone talk with EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana voiced Tehran’s preparedness to attend talks with the West, an informed source at the Secretariat of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said. “But Larijani has also reminded Solana that Tehran is merely ready to negotiate about Iran’s non-diversion from peaceful activities and not about the nuclear rights of the Iranian nation,” the source added.

The source also said that during the phone talk, Solana has demanded Larijani to resume nuclear talks between the two sides.

“The Iranian side has reminded Solana that Iran and the West have already attended lengthy talks and that the last time Mr. Solana who represented 5+1 Group left the negotiating table suddenly following to which great powers resorted to the option of UN Security Council resolution against Iran,” he said.

The source also mentioned that during the phone talk Larijani objected that the said case illustrated the other side’s dual approach and attitude towards the issue and that the other side was not actually seeking to negotiate with Iran.

“Larijani has assured Solana that the Islamic Republic of Iran is prepared to attend talks only about non-diversion and not about Iranians’ nuclear rights,” he said.

“Larijani has stressed that Iran will not accept any kind of precondition under any title, no matter it is called suspension or a time-out and that the issue of suspension cannot be considered as a precondition or a result of the said talks because of being illogical,” the informed source concluded.

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