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Nuclear negotiating team should show no leniency: Larijani
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TEHRAN – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has said that Iran’s nuclear negotiators should not show any “leniency” in regard to the degree of uranium enrichment in negotiations with the six major powers.  
Larijani was indirectly referring to the 20 percent enrichment program which the Iranian nuclear team at the Baghdad talks said is open to negotiation.
Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) held talks in Baghdad on May 23 and 24 and agreed to continue their negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program in Moscow on June 18 and 19. 
“The nuclear negotiating team has no right to show leniency in regard to the Iranian nation’s rights,” Larijani said, adding, “In relation to the degree of enrichment, Iran can determine the degree as it wishes, and this issue is no obstacle to the progress of our nuclear technology (program).” 
He went on to say that Iran’s nuclear negotiators should be aware that the talks should be held within the framework of international regulations, emphasizing that the interests and demands of the Iranian nation should be met in the process of talks. 
In addition, he said, “Along these lines, the Majlis has supported the negotiating team and has serious demands, and will monitor the results of the Moscow talks and expect the negotiating team to consolidate what the Iranian nation has gained after years.”  

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