FM: Iran not to give up nuclear rights after EU talks
Iran and Europe will hold the next round of nuclear negotiations on May 23. Talking to reporters after addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 17th working group meeting on the Caspian Sea legal regime, Iran's foreign minister Kamal Kharrazi said the talks would be held at ministerial level.
Iran's Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Hassan Rowhani is to participate at this round of talks, the minister conveyed.
Asked about the outcomes of the meeting and Iran's actions if the sides would reach no final agreement, he stressed, "It has been repeatedly announced that we stress our rights. "We agreed to hold this round of talks because the Europeans themselves had requested. We hope to reach a formula which will guarantee our rights."
According to IRNA, he said Iran would follow up its rights if the last round of negotiations bear no results. "The Europeans should logically reach an agreement with us because they know we are determined. The Parliament (Majlis) on Sunday ratified a bill urging the government to resume enrichment.
"We are quite logical and committed to promises. We should reach a formula that will meet our rights and remove their concerns," the minister added.