Ill-wishers in the Middle East and the West seek to torpedo the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, says a senior Iranian lawmaker.
“The Zionist regime (Israel) and some regional Arab countries are among ill-wishers in the nuclear negotiations that still seek to obstruct the trend of these talks,” Kazem Jalali said in a meeting with Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs Elmar Brok in Tehran on Sunday.
He expressed hope that the nuclear negotiations between Tehran and the six global powers would lead to a “win-win outcome” and that the two sides would achieve their aims.
Jalali, who is the chairman of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis)’s Research Center, said European Parliament officials should not allow extremists such as the Zionists and certain countries to prepare the ground for any failure in the nuclear talks.
The Iranian legislator criticized any interference in the nuclear talks and emphasized that only negotiators from Iran and the six countries should settle the issue.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany – are seeking to finalize a comprehensive deal over Tehran’s nuclear program by June 30.
Iran and its negotiating partners have been working on the text of a final deal since they reached a mutual understanding on key parameters of such a deal in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.
European Parliament’s support for nuclear deal
Brok, for his part, said outcomes of the nuclear talks are important for countries in the region and across the world and said the European Parliament supports the outcome of the negotiations.
He expressed hope that Iran and the P5+1 would succeed in achieving a positive result by the declared deadline, saying it would establish a framework for ties between Tehran and the European Parliament.