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VIENNA, October 16. /TASS/. A good agreement with Iran on its nuclear programme is more important than trying to keep within preset deadlines, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday.
“Our fundamental position is as follows: the main thing is to achieve a good, sustainable result with a high degree of resistance to changing international situation, rather than try to keep within a concrete deadline,” he said.
There is still no solution between Iran and the P5+1 group on the Arak reactor, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
“I would not say that this issue has fallen by the wayside, since there is no solution yet,” he told journalists.
“If people spend their time to discuss something else, it by no way means this issue is no longer topical, it means that they will return to it soon, nothing more,” he noted. “There are no agreements on it so far.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rybakov said on Wednesday he did not expect any surprises from a meeting of the P5+1 political directors on Iran’s nuclear programme due in Moscow on Thursday.
“Some twists in the dialogue on that subject are possible but such surprises will be rather tactical and technical than cardinal changes of the entire landscape,” he said. “I don’t think there will be any earthquakes or avalanches.”
“This entire territory has been roamed through the length and breadth. There is nothing we do not understand on these matters, the obligatory part of talks,” he said. “This is clear not only to us but to all other participants - the Chinese, the English, the French, the European Union - to all.
Developments in Iraq and Syria cannot help to find solutions to Iran’s nuclear programme but whether it diminishes the chances to reach this agreement will be determined in the near future, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Wednesday.
“We are confident that Tehran looks to stabilisation of the situation in the Middle East but not to destabilisation,” Ryabkov said. “Our stance coincides with theirs in this so I think that the events in Syria and Iraq do not objectively help to find compromises on the Iranian nuclear programme.