Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said Sunday in a meeting with Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni "If the negotiating parties are sincere and serious, a good agreement can be achieved which includes respect for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear rights within the framework of the NPT.”
Iran and the Group 5+1 are holding intense negotiations to reach a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
The top Iranian official also stressed the urge for lifting the entire sanctions imposed so far on Iran; and for confidence-building measures in response to Tehran’s good will and cooperation.
He also urged tapping the existing potentials for expanding economic, cultural and political relations between Iran and Italy.
The Italian FM, for his part, expressed hope that the nuclear talks between Iran and the six major powers will result in a comprehensive deal.
Gentiloni further stated that Rome attaches special significance to its ties with Tehran and pursues enhancing bilateral relations.