The Islamic Republic of Iran conducts tests of long-range missiles after serious threats emanating from the western imperialist countries of the United States, Britain and France., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Iranian lawmakers ask P5+1 to respect Iran's nuclear rights in upcoming nuclear talks
English.news.cn 2012-05-20 19:28:50
TEHRAN, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Iranian lawmakers issued a statement on Sunday asking the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany (P5+1) to respect Iran's nuclear rights in the upcoming nuclear talks.
"We warn the P5+1 to respect the rights of the Iranian nation, act on the basis of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which is an internationally accepted norm," the statement was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.
The lawmakers urged the world powers to act "free from the Zionists' (Israeli) pressures and change the policy of confrontation with the Islamic Republic to a policy of interaction, " read the statement.
"And now it is the West's turn to build the Iranian nation's confidence and put an end to its hostile behavior," stressed the statement which was signed by 203 Iranian lawmakers.
It also cautioned the West "to give up their strategy of deceit and dual-track" on Iran's nuclear issue, stressing that the Western powers' resort to the policy of pressure will be followed by Iran's proportional reaction, said the report.
The world powers and Iran will hold a new round of nuclear talks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on May 23.