Russian President Vladimir Putin has emphasized Iran’s right to enrichment on its own soil.
The Russian president made the remarks in a Monday telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after Iran and the Sextet of world powers agreed to extend the nuclear talks for seven months.
“It matters that the negotiations lead to Iran’s achievement of its rights, especially in the area of enrichment, and enrichment on its own soil is Iran’s right,” Putin stated.
He further said that during the talks between Iran and P5+1 the two sides “lacked only time for reaching a comprehensive agreement.”
Putin expressed hope that the negotiations culminate in an acceptable agreement that encompasses the interests of all sides.
The Iranian president also expressed hope that the talks lead to a comprehensive agreement which is in favor of all nations, the Middle East, and the world.
In their last round of talks before a November 24 deadline, Iran and P5+1 — Russia, China, France, Britain, the US, and Germany — held nearly a week of intense negotiations in Vienna on how to tackle the remaining obstacles that exist in the way of reaching a comprehensive agreement.
At the end of the talks, the two sides agreed to extend the Joint Plan of Action to July 1, 2015.