At the forthcoming talks with the Six, Iran expects to reach an accord that would presuppose limitations on the elaboration of the country's nuclear program and the introduction of additional monitoring measures for a term of not more than ten years, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told journalists in New York on Wednesday.
"We intend to go ahead with the talks," Zarif said. "Our program for the enrichment of uranium is a peaceful one and pursues distinct goals," he pointed out. "An agreement that we have been striving to reach is not the final goal. It is an instrument for building the necessary trust," the Iranian Foreign Minister explained.
Accoriiding to the Wall Street Journal, Washington presses for such an accord under which the limitations would remain in effect for up to 20 years.
From July 2 Iran and the P5+1 have been holding talks in Vienna to work out an agreement that would guarantee Iran’s peaceful use of nuclear energy. The P5+1 is a group of countries which in 2006 joined the diplomatic efforts with Iran in regard to its nuclear program. The term refers to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, namely the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France, and Germany.