Ali Larijani, the Speaker of Iran’s Parliament, announced today that Iran is prepared to resume talks with the G5+1 over its nuclear activities.
ISNA reports that on Friday, January 13, Larijani said: “Iran has always been prepared for talks with the G5+1 because Iran’s nuclear activities are very open and clear.”
He added: “Our issues can be resolved through negotiation, as long as talks are serious and not mischievous.”
He said Turkey is ready to host the talks, adding that “since Turkey is our friend and brother, we agree.”
Meanwhile, Iran has agreed to receive International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors, who are reportedly scheduled to inspect Iranian nuclear facilities towards the end of January.
The latest IAEA report maintained there is credible evidence that Iran’s nuclear program might have a military aspect. The report has triggered intensified sanctions against Iran by the U.S., Britain and a number of other EU countries.
Iran has started enriching uranium at its Fordoo Nuclear Plant but insists it is only for peaceful purposes.
Having imposed sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank, the U.S. has been hard at work trying to convince Iran’s oil purchasers to impose sanctions on Iranian oil.