Excessive demands kill Iran nuclear deal: Larijani

Ali Larijani-Europian

A final deal can be reached if the P5+1 adopts a rational approach, abstains from making excessive demands, and avoids new issues during the talks on drafting the final text of an agreement, Larijani said.

The Iranian Parliament speaker says Tehran and its negotiating partners can reach a nuclear agreement if the P5+1 group of countries makes no excessive demands in the course of drafting the text of a final deal.

A final deal can be reached if the P5+1 adopts a rational approach, abstains from making excessive demands, and avoids new issues during the talks on drafting the final text of an agreement, Ali Larijani said.

The Iranian official made the remarks in a meeting withChairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs Elmar Brok in Tehran on Saturday.

Larijani also praised economic cooperation between Iran and European countries and said such cooperation could serve the mutual interests of both sides.

He also said that consultations between the Iranian and European parliaments could facilitate the further promotion of bilateral ties.

Brok, for his part, expressed European countries’ willingness to promote trade ties with the Islamic Republic.

The European lawmaker also expressed hope that the two sides can reach a nuclear agreement by the June 30 deadline.

He also warned against the growing threat of militant groups, including ISIL terrorists, to the region, and urged all countries to join hands to confront terrorism.

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