Tehran, YJC. --In a session with the Foreign Minister and the members of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Majlis held on Sunday the two sides agreed that the Arak heavy water and Fordo nuclear facilities remain active.
Iran's uranium enrichment activities is an inalienable right endorsed by the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of which the Islamic republic is a signatory country, Iranian government also said Sunday.
"Iran's enrichment right does not need recognition (by the powers), because it is an indispensable right based on the NPT. What we expect is respecting this right," reported local news agencies citing Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif.
"Iran has practised its uranium enrichment rights over the past years," he said, adding this right has not been respected and sanctions have been imposed against the country.
Zarif said the world powers need to lift sanctions against Iran and respect the country's rights.
"We believe that Iran's enrichment right is non-negotiable and there is no necessity to recognize it as a right, because it is an inseparable right which should be respected by all sides."