‘Sanction, threat fail to affect Iran nuclear plan’

‘Sanction, threat fail to affect Iran nuclear plan’
Mon Oct 7, 2013 22:29:06

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says developments within recent years have proved that language of threat and sanction would never hinder Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

"The events of recent years have shown that the approach of threats and sanctions have not even ensured the interests and objectives of the other party, and the continuation of this approach is the repetition of past mistakes,” Zarif said at a meeting in Tehran with the visiting Swiss deputy foreign minister, Yves Rossier.

“The mastery of civil nuclear technology, including the enrichment of uranium, on Iranian soil is the absolute right of Iran," Zarif added.

He also noted the Geneva talks would be a great opportunity for a new approach to Iran-West interaction while observing mutual interests and taking into consideration mutual concerns.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Russia, China, France, Britain, and the US -- plus Germany will hold a fresh round of talks in Geneva on October 15-16.

Foreign ministers of Iran and the six countries held talks at the United Nations headquarters in New York on late September 26, with the main focus being on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

Zarif once again reaffirmed Iran's readiness to allay “logical” concerns about its nuclear issue.


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