Iran and 5 Plus 1 Group Continue Negotiations
Ankara, April 14 (RHC)—Negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program between the Persian nation and the so-called 5 plus 1 Group of six world powers are positive and different from previous ones, said a European Union spokesperson.
Michael Mann, spokesman of the European Union High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton said that the initial sessions take place in a constructive environment and although he referred to an open and fruitful exchange of views, he reiterated his support of sanctions against Iran for developing its peaceful nuclear energy program.
Meanwhile, Tehrean has reiterated its interest in boosting its nuclear program despite foreign pressures and expressed willingness to revise its decision to enrich uranium if the West meets its needs, according to Iranian lawmaker Parvis Sorouri, whosaid that the purification of uranium at 20 percent is aimed at fueling an atomic reactor that produces radio-isotopes for cancer patients.
The negotiations, underway in Istanbul, resume a process that was stalled in January 2011, when both sides held their latest meeting following two previous sessions of talks in Geneva.