Iran, US start 4th round of talks

Iran Only Accept Single-Stage Deal: Afkham

Iran Only Accept Single-Stage Deal: Afkham
Wed Mar 4, 2015 13:23:56

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswomen Marzieh Afkham said on Wednesday that Iran would not accept a two-stage nuclear agreement with the world powers, IRNA reports.

We will accept an agreement in a single-stage manner, all its details should be clear and it should contain no ambiguities, she said in a weekly press conference.

She added that the time for a nuclear deal would be ripe only when all the dimensions of the agreement including level of enrichment, nuclear sites, research and development and removal of sanctions are clarified.

Iran and G5+1 member states are discussing the legal and technical dimensions. The two sides have also political talks to resolve the remaining issues, Afkham noted.

She said that Iran wants removal of all sanctions and it is serious about this demand.

The new round of talks between Iran and US in Montreux comes as representatives from Iran and the United States held three rounds of intense negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva on February 22-23 to bridge their differences ahead of a key July 1 deadline for reaching a comprehensive deal.

Iran and the G5+1 countries – Britain, France, China, Russia, and the United States plus Germany – are in talks to narrow their differences on outstanding issues related to Iran's nuclear energy program.

Today The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers began a third day of talks over Iran's nuclear program on Wednesday, just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had warned that the deal being negotiated was a serious mistake.

The fourth round of talks between Iranian and US nuclear delegations started in Montreux, Stwitzerland, on Wednesday.

The fourth round of talks between Iranian and US nuclear delegations started in Montreux, Stwitzerland, on Wednesday.

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi and US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz are also attending the discussions.

Deputy foreign ministers of Iran and the US accompanied by deputy EU foreign policy chief resumed nuclear talks in Montreux earlier Monday.

Iranian deputy foreign ministers Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, their US counterpart Wendy Sherman and the EU foreign policy deputy Helga Schmid are seeking to narrow the gap as Iran and the six world governments are aiming to reach a political understanding by the end of March in the run-up to a comprehensive deal by a self-imposed June 30 deadline.

Foreign ministry deputies of other countries involved in the negotiations are to join the talks here on Thursday.

Yesterday after Netanyahu atrocities in US congress, Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Marziyeh Afkham said: Netanyahu’s speech “indicated his weakness and extreme isolation of the radical groups even among their supporters.

Netanyahu speech coincide when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif resumed their discussions in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux, hoping to work out a framework deal by late March.

U.S. President Barack Obama responded within hours saying that Netanyahu had offered no "viable alternatives" to the current course of negotiations.

The two sides have missed two deadlines since an interim deal was signed in November 2013. They have set July 1 as the next deadline for the talks.

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