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Talks with US only on nuclear issue: Tehran

22 April 2015 10:15


Iran says negotiations with the US over Tehran’s nuclear program only revolve on the nuclear issue.

The talks between Iran and the United States focus only on Tehran’s nuclear program, said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham at her weekly press conference on Wednesday.

Her remarks come as Iran and the six nations are to resume talks in the Austrian capital city of Vienna on Wednesday to start drafting a final deal on Tehran’s nuclear issue.

Elsewhere in her remarks, Afkham termed the ceasefire in Yemen as a “positive step,” reiterating Iran’s position that the Yemen conflict cannot be settled militarily.

She further urged the holding of talks among different Yemeni groups to help resolve the crisis in the Arab country.

She also underlined that the fate of Yemen should be determined by the Yemeni people themselves.

Saudi Arabia has declared the end of the so-called “Decisive Storm” operation against Yemen, and announced the beginning of a new phase dubbed “Operation Restoring Hope,” Saudi state TV said.

According to a Saudi military statement, the next phase of the operations – claimed to be aimed at commencing political talks and delivering aid, and a mixture of political, diplomatic and military efforts – will start on Wednesday.

The spokewoman further referred to the recent sexual assault against two Iranian pilgrims by two Saudi officers, dismissing it as an “unjustifiable” act which “hurt everyone’s feelings”.

She said Iran is following up on the issue, expressing hope that the two Saudi offenders will be brought to justice as soon as possible.

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