Abbas Araqchi

Iran wants West to abandon 'illogical demands' ahead of next nuclear talks

Iran wants West to abandonJohannesburg, Sep 12 : Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has reportedly said that the world powers should abandon their "illogical demands" over its nuclear programme ahead of Thursday's talks in order to yield results and reach an understanding by November.

Araqchi, one of Iran's chief negotiators was speaking before a meeting in Vienna with senior officials from the three European members of the group of six world powers involved in negotiations with Tehran, reported News 24.

Iran, IAEA agree on action plan to resolve n-issues

IAEA-IranVienna, Oct 29 : Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Tuesday agreed on an action plan to resolve their outstanding issues.

A source close to the Iranian negotiating team in Vienna told official news agency IRNA that the most important achievement of the two-day meeting was the new action plan which will replace the previous framework.

A joint statement is expected to be released.

The next round of Iran-IAEA talks will be held in Tehran Nov 11.

Iran pushes 'additional protocol' at nuclear talks

Abbas-AraqchiTehran, Oct 16 : Iran's nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said Wednesday that discussions on implementing an "additional protocol" is part of his country's nuclear proposal, Xinhua reported citing the semi-official ISNA news agency.

The additional protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) allows unexpected inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities by the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Iran warns against military intervention in Syria

Abbas-AraqchiTehran, Aug 27 : Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi Tuesday reiterated that no authorisation by the UN Security Council has been issued for military intervention in Syria.

"Our region is in a very sensitive situation and it needs tranquillity more than ever. Therefore, political solutions are required for the problems," Xinhua quoted Araqchi as saying.

Iran "strongly" warned Monday against any foreign military strike on Syria, following allegations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the citizens.

Iran keen to resume nuclear talks

Abbas-AraqchiTehran, Aug 20 : Iran is waiting for President Hassan Rouhani to appoint a chief nuclear negotiator as the first step towards resumption of talks with world powers, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

After the appointment of the nuclear negotiator, the next step would be to specify the time to resume the talks, Xinhua quoted Abbas Araqchi as saying.

Asked about the possibility of Iran's foreign ministry to represent the country in the nuclear talks, Araqchi said: "If the foreign ministry is tasked with (leading the nuclear) talks, I am sure that the ministry has the required capacity and will do the job well."

Iran not to accept nuclear obligations beyond NPT

abbas-araghchiTehran, July 23 : Iran will not accept nuclear obligations beyond the directives of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

Speaking at his weekly press conference, Abbas Araqchi denied that his country had made any agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the latter's inspection on Iran's facilities.

The IAEA has been urging Iran to grant it access to the Parchin military site, which has been its main concern in terms of nuclear experiments.

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