Ramin Mehmanparast: Nuclear program on agenda of Iran-Six powers talks

Posted on February 21, 2012


Iran’s nuclear program is on the agenda of talks between Iran and the Six powers, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said at the press briefing in Tehran this morning.

“It will be specified, however parties first need to come to final agreements,” Mehmanparast added.

Speaking about the Iran-IAEA talks, spokesman said the West tries to pust their own agenda over the talks between the Atomic Agency and Islamic Republic.

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s negotiation delegation headed by IAEA’s Chief Inspector Herman Nackaerts arrives in Iran yesterday to hold the second round of talks over Iran’s nuclear program, Mehr News Agency reported earlier.

IAEA inspectors’ first visit to Iran took place three weeks ago, negotiating Iran’s nuclear program including signs of possible work on atomic weapons.

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said IAEA’s inspectors during second visit will not inspect Iranian nuclear facilities like the first time.

Iranian state-run television said earlier the IAEA delegation hopes to visit the Parchin complex. This site has been suspected of housing a secret underground facility used for Iran’s nuclear program – a claim that Iranian authorities deny.

Touching upon the regional issues, Mehmanparast noted that Iran wants to expand its relations and co-operation with regional countries, which is of benefit to the whole region. He added that crisis in the region can be solved, if there is strong cooperation in existence.