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16:50 | 2012-04-11


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Parliament Voices Full Support for Iran's Negotiating Team in Talks with Powers

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian parliamentarians in a statement on Wednesday voiced their full support for the country's team of negotiators who are slated to meet representatives of the six world powers in a new round of talks in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 14.

"We declare our decisive support for the negotiating team's defense of the Iranian nation's nuclear rights in the upcoming meeting with the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany)," said the statement signed by 204 Iranian legislators present in today's parliament session.

The statement also called on the G5+1 to accept Iran's astonishing progress in nuclear technology and change its policy of confrontation to interaction in a move to end the current trend of events and return the situation to its natural track.

The Iranian legislators further reiterated Tehran's full opposition to the acquisition, proliferation and use of the nuclear weapons, and asked the world powers to start global nuclear disarmament immediately.

After a year of stalled talks, Iran and the G5+1 eventually accepted to resume their negotiations in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 14 and in case of good progress hold a second round of talks in Iraq's capital city, Baghdad.

The last meeting between the two sides took place in Istanbul in January 2011. Iran and the G5+1 had also held two rounds of multifaceted talks in Geneva in December 2010.

The Iranian team of negotiators is led by Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Saeed Jalili, while delegations of the six world powers are headed by EU foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton.