Iranian nuke negotiator expects no deal at Moscow talks
The current Moscow round of talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 over Iran’s nuclear ambitions is unlikely to end in the signing of a final agreement, an Iranian negotiator said on Monday, June 18.
The Moscow talks, including the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany (5+1) commenced on Monday and are expected to last until Tuesday. Iran’s team of negotiators is headed by Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Saeed Jalili, while EU foreign policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, heads up the Group 5+1 delegation.
"As of right now the chances of making progress in Moscow are very small, minimal,” the Iranian delegate said, adding Iran has no reason to alter its position. "We have our principles. If the Group of Six accepts our proposals we will be ready to accept theirs.” (...)