Iran willing to reach nuclear agreement but won't sign deal
Iran has reportedly underlined its commitment to seal a nuclear agreement with the world powers but has added that it is not willing to sign one at any cost, ahead of a key deadline.
Majid Takht-Ravanchi, one of Iran's key negotiators said that the nation is entering the negotiations with goodwill and wants to secure agreement but will not pay any price, reported the BBC. On a hopeful note, he said that if the other side shows goodwill, Iran will be able to reach an agreement by November.
Another negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, added that Iran was optimistic about the negotiations and will try to solve the problems with creative solutions.
Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany signed a deal in November last year and discussions have been going on to forge a viable nuclear agreement with Iran. The last date to secure an agreement has been postponed to November 24.
A permanent nuclear agreement will mean that Iran will have to scale back its nuclear activities and in lieu of it, the gulf state will be given relief from the sanctions imposed by the United Nations and western countries. It will also put an end to the altercation that has been threatening to grow into a war since 2002.
(Posted on 20-08-2014)