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Iran's Parliament voices all-out support for Iran-G5+1 nuclear talks

Tehran, June 22, IRNA - Iran's Parliament (Majlis) on Sunday voiced full support for talks between Iranian nuclear negotiating team and the G5+1 as well as Iran's initiative to offering a package of proposals to the world's big powers.

Majlis announced the support in its closed-door session on Sunday as it hosted top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Reza Aqazadeh, who both provided the lawmakers with the first hand account of the country's nuclear file at the international level.

Jalili took the podium in the legislative body and told the audience that Iran by following up talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the G5+1 defends the nuclear rights of the Iranian nation.

He said he takes as a good omen his predecessor Ali Larijani's election as the Majlis speaker.

"In our country's nuclear issue, parliamentary diplomacy will be used as an influential means," he said.

On outcome of the European Union Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana's recent Tehran visit, Jalili said that as envoy of the G5+1 Solana, while forwarding the G5+1 proposed package, announced that the states he was representing welcomed Iran's proposed package as an initiative.

Jalili further quoted Solana as saying that he viewed positively the highlights of Iran's package and agreed to them.

He went on to say that Solana and the G5+1 members had maintained that commonalties between Iranian and the G5+1 packages could serve as a basis for talks between the two sides.

Commenting on main message of Solana's visit to Tehran, Jalili said the door for talks between Iran and the G5+1 on the basis of their commonalties was open and there was the possibility of further cooperation and talks between the two sides on a win-win basis.

Thanking Majlis, especially its speaker, for throwing their full support for the nuclear negotiating team, Jalili said Majlis support for the team's stances would bring more authority for the country in talks with the big powers.

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