To succeed, nuclear offer must recognize Iran rights: Zarif

To succeed, nuclear offer must recognize Iran rights: Zarif
Sat Nov 16, 2013 15:45:02

Any nuclear proposal that does not recognize the Iranian nation’s rights will not be successful, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says.

Zarif stressed on Friday that any proposal “which does not meet Iran’s satisfaction, does not recognize the Iranian nation’s rights, and is not based on mutual respect, has no chance of success.”

Commenting on the recent remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry about the Geneva negotiations on Iran’s nuclear energy program, the Iranian foreign minister stated that Kerry’s words cannot change what actually took place in Switzerland.

On November 11, Kerry claimed that Iran is at fault for the failure of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the US -- plus Germany in inking a deal with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear case during the intensive Geneva talks that started on November 7 and ended in the early hours of November 10.

Despite Kerry’s statements, Washington insists that a deal with Iran remains probable in the near future.

Meanwhile, Russia said the failure in the Geneva talks was due to lack of consensus among the six world powers.

Tehran and the six countries will continue their nuclear negotiations in Geneva on November 20.


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