TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, on Monday urged the parties to Vienna nuclear talks to attend the negotiations with the “determination to reach a good agreement.”
Talking to reporters during his weekly press conference, Khatibzadeh said that Iran will not accept the demands beyond 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and will persist on its interests within the accord.
Calling for “serious plans “of the European troika of Britain, France and Germany, during the imminent meetings, he said that if Iran’s interests are met within the JCPOA framework, “we will see a good result in this round.”
Asked about the threats by Israel against Iran’s nuclear program, Khatibzadeh said Iran’s response to the military threats of Tel Aviv is the recent military drills of “Great Prophet 17” in Iran’s southern coasts.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) staged 5-day military drills last week, with its commanders calling the goals of the drill a display of Iran’s responsive power to Israel’s threats.
The seventh round of nuclear talks, which began on Nov. 29 in Vienna after a nearly six months of hiatus, has been the scene of intense discussions on two proposals from Iran. The eighth round of talks is scheduled to begin on Monday.