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Iran, world powers to hold nuclear talks

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Iran and six world powers are set to hold nuclear talks, during which the Islamic Republic intends to offer new proposals, Press TV reports.

The new round of talks between Iran and the six world powers, namely Russia, China, France, Britain, the US and Germany, will begin in Geneva on October 15.

According to sources close to the Iranian negotiating team, Tehran is looking for a win-win situation that would allay “the logical concerns” of both parties and bear tangible results.

Hamidreza Emadi, the director of Press TV’s newsroom, said in an interview on Sunday that Tehran has set 10 principles and will stand by them during the nuclear talks. These redlines include the refusal to halt enrichment and a decision to keep the enriched uranium on the country’s soil.

Emadi added that Iran might be ready to negotiate the level and amount of enrichment from this point on.

Iran says its proposals will help avert a deadlock in the negotiations if the other parties are equally serious.

Tehran has said it is ready for “serious” and “purposeful” negotiations over its nuclear energy program and has called on the other side to show seriousness in talks.

The United States, Israel and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, with the US and European Union using the claim as an excuse to impose illegal sanctions against Tehran.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation, arguing that as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

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