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Tehran hails Azerbaijan`s ‘fair’ position on nuke deal

23 April 2015 10:12 (UTC+04:00)
Tehran hails Azerbaijan`s ‘fair’ position on nuke deal

Iran`s Foreign Ministry has applauded Baku`s statement welcoming an agreement reached between Tehran and world powers over its nuclear program earlier this month, AzerTac state news agency reported.

“Azerbaijan`s Foreign Ministry welcomed an agreement between Iran and the Western countries, taking a fair position and releasing a statement after the meeting in Lausanne,” Spokeswoman for Iran`s Foreign Affairs Ministry Marziyeh Afkham has told a press briefing.

She said Baku “described the agreement as positive for the regional security”, adding “we thank Azerbaijan for this”.

Afkham noted that the negotiations on nuclear program will be continued. “A positive outcome of the negotiations will pave the way for Iran’s strengthening relations with its neighbors.”

The spokeswoman said it is praiseworthy that “our friends in the region respect the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and object to the pressure on the countries that act on the basis of international law”.

Iran and the P5+1 reached a mutual understanding on Tehran’s nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2.

According to the joint statement resulting from the Swiss talks, which is considered the basis for a final nuclear deal, the two sides have devised a mechanism to lift anti-Iran sanctions after the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is reached.

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