Iran ready for ''more transparency'' in N-programme

 Iran is ready for further transparency in its nuclear programme within the international regulations, semi-official ISNA news agency quoted President Hassan Rouhani as saying Wednesday.

IANS| Updated: Nov 12, 2014, 20:51 PM IST

Tehran: Iran is ready for further transparency in its nuclear programme within the international regulations, semi-official ISNA news agency quoted President Hassan Rouhani as saying Wednesday.

Iran has done everything in its capacity to resolve its nuclear issue and expects that some members of the P5+1 group, particularly the US which sometimes raises excessive demands in the talks, understand this, Rouhani said.

The Iranian president expressed "Iran`s readiness to continue to be more transparent within the international rules and regulations", saying that his country was looking forward to a win-win deal since "an agreement for one side`s benefit will not guarantee a strong and lasting agreement", Xinhua reported citing ISNA. 

A nuclear deal between Iran and world powers would be in the interest of the Islamic republic and the rest of the world, and it would help the advancement in economy, science and global development, he said.

"If the P5+1 group intends to hinder Iran`s progress, it would be impossible and the Iranian nation will never overlook their rights to development," Rouhani said a day after the fresh round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the US plus Germany - in Muscat, Oman.

Iran and the P5+1 group concluded a new round of nuclear talks in Muscat Tuesday, following a two-day trilateral meeting that involved the US, Iran and the European Union (EU), to discuss core issues of Iran`s nuclear programme ahead of a Nov 24 deadline. 

The two sides agreed in July to extend the nuclear talks for four more months till Nov 24, as they could not narrow down significant gaps on core issues during the past six months. 

After the interim deal Nov 24 last year, both Iran and the P5+1 group have held several rounds of talks trying to work out a final agreement.

Under the deal, Iran agreed to suspend some sensitive nuclear activities in exchange for limited sanctions relief within 12 months to buy time for diplomatic efforts.

The West wants Iran to significantly scale back its nuclear programme to address its concerns about proliferation while Iran insists that its nuclear right is inalienable.