Iran says an agreement on the country’s nuclear energy program can only be signed when Western countries stop exerting pressure on Tehran.
If the US forged ahead with its sanctions, an initiative which grants the government the go-ahead to enrich uranium to 60 percent levels would be handed over to the Presiding Board, said Asafari.
Senior Iranian negotiator Seyyed Abbas Araghchi has said that Tehran hopes to bring the nuclear talks to a conclusion within the remaining time.
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said that Iranian lawmakers are seeking to ratify a bill to resume nuclear enrichment if new Western sanctions are imposed on Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini have said that negotiations should be brought to a conclusion by the agreed time.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his French counterpart, Laurent Fabius, have exchanged views on ways to settle the remaining issues over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in the French capital city of Paris.
The Iranian foreign minister is to meet his German counterpart on Thursday (January 15) and the French top diplomat on Friday (January 16).
Iran's nuclear negotiator has said that the atmosphere of the negotiations is completely serious and transparent, and the parties are interested in reaching an agreement.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to hold talks in Geneva with his US counterpart John Kerry as Tehran and P5+1 are set to start a new round of nuclear negotiations.