Luxembourg Urges Western Powers to Respect Irans N. Rights
TEHRAN,June 4,2014 (FNA)- Luxembourgian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Jean Asselborn underlined that, Iran as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has the right to advance its civilian nuclear technology, and urged the US and its European allies to avoid adopting double-standard approaches to the nuclear programs of different countries.
Speaking in a meeting with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Tuesday, the top Luxembourgian diplomat said the EU and US must know that Iran has the right to enrich uranium based on regulations of the NPT.
Any failure to achieve a final agreement between Iran and the six major world powers would be a big mistake, Asselborn added. Iran and the six world powers held their fourth round of talks in Vienna on May 14-16. The seven nations discussed ways to iron out differences and start drafting a final deal that would end the Wests dispute with Iran over the countrys nuclear energy program.
Iran said there had been no tangible progress in writing the draft text of the agreement and it blamed the US for the failure, saying Washington has made excessive demands beyond the agreements made in the previous rounds of the talks.
In November 2013, Iran and the six world powers signed an interim nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Geneva that came into force on January 20. In exchange for Tehrans confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the Sextet of world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Tehran and continue talks with the country to settle all problems between the two sides. The interim agreement will end late in July, but it could be extended for another six months.