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1/1/07

Khatami: Iran's nuclear problem soluble through negotiation

Tehran, Jan 1, IRNA-Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami Monday said the West should pursue 'negotiation and consensus' on Iran's nuclear dossier.

He made his remarks on the sidelines of a meeting with members of headquarters of the 25-year performances of the Islamic Azad University (IAU), adding, "I hope that the foreign sides avoid swift and hasty decisions on Iran's nuclear program."

Touching on the recent UNSC resolution against Iran, he said, "Their decision was not unexpected. We tried to prevent referral of the dossier to the UN Security Council, however, we emphasize our stance to achieve peaceful nuclear technology."

All Iranian people stress their legitimate and national right in this respect, he added.

Assessing the performance of Iranian negotiators on nuclear dossier as positive, he added, "I think that Mr. Larijani (Iran's chief negotiator) and his assistants did their best to proceed with the discussions logically."

The head of the Center for Dialogue among Civilizations also said that the US political pressures hindered the smooth continuation of negotiations, adding, the West has double standards, indicating big powers' ill-will and political intentions in this respect.

He underlined the need for avoiding crisis on the nuclear dossier.

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