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US to blame if Iran nuclear talks fail

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A senior Iranian lawmaker says any possible failure of talks between Iran and six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear energy program would be the result of US excessive demands.

“If nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 [group of world powers] fail to produce results, it will be due to the US’s unacceptable excessive demands,” chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iranian Majlis, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said on Monday.

Boroujerdi made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting head of French parliament’s defense and armed forces committee, Patricia Adam.

The Iranian lawmaker said that the Islamic Republic respects its obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Statute.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain – plus Germany have been discussing ways to iron out differences and start drafting a final deal that would end the West’s dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Boroujerdi pointed to the spread of terrorism in the Middle East region and blamed the US and its regional allies for the growing terrorist activities in Syria and Iraq.

The French parliamentarian, for her part, said her country is aware of the threats posed by terrorist groups to the world’s peace and security.

She said that the French parliament seeks to ratify legislations to ban the country’s citizens from joining terrorist groups.

The ISIL terrorists, of whom many are foreign militants, currently control parts of eastern Syria and Iraq’s northern and western regions, where they have been committing heinous crimes, including the mass execution of civilians and Iraqi security forces.

On Sunday, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said around 930 French citizens, including 60 women, are either fighting for the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria or planning to join the terrorists.

France is scheduled to host a conference on Monday to discuss ways to tackle the ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

The Paris meeting would come as the US is forming a so-called international coalition to battle the Takfiri ISIL militants.

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