|Date: 01/06/2012 Time: 11:56:00 PM
Iran "pins high hopes" on success of forthcoming
nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 group, due in Moscow later this month,
foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Friday.
"The forthcoming talks are difficult but the two sides should act in a way
contributing to reaching a rapid solution suitable for both parties," official
news agency (Irna) quoted Salehi as saying.
"Iran's position over the talks with the big six countries is solid and
serious," said Salehi as both parties preparing for the June 18-19 talks in
the Russian capital.
He said Iran and the P5+1 countries - five permanent UNSC members plus
Germany - held two rounds of talks in Istanbul and Baghdad in a drive to
remove all controversies over Iran's nuclear program.
Iran, he added, hoped the other side have a "positive" approach.
The west is accusing Iran of using its nuclear program to develop nuclear
weapons. Tehran denies the claim.
"Our interest now is that the NPT (nuclear non-proliferation treaty) is
capable of eliminating non-peaceful nuclear activities in the world ... and we
are concentrating on this issue," said Salehi.