G5+1 negotiations on Iranian nuclear program were much discussed especially during the last time. It was not known where the negotiations must be held. Iraq, Syria, Turkey were the possible countries the negotiations might be held. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran some days ago and offered Istanbul to hold negotiations as it was before. As EP official announced the talks will be held in Istanbul on April 14. IRNA writes about this quoting to the European sources.
“We have agreed to launch talks in Istanbul on April 14”, spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.
“We hope that this first round will produce a conducive environment for concrete progress. We are of course aiming at a sustained process,” she added.
Iranian side continues announcing that the nuclear program is just for the peace civilian needs. Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Fereidoon Abbasi announced again late Sunday that Iran will do 20-percent uranium enrichment just to meet its own needs.
He made the remarks in an interview with the Iranian TV channel Jame-e Jam on the occasion of the National Day of Nuclear Technology.
Abbasi said Iran has decided to improve its capabilities in producing 20-percent enriched uranium in terms of weight, adding that Tehran does not require to enrich uranium higher than 20 percent.
On export of Iran‘s nuclear technologies, he said that Iran, as a member of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), could present its nuclear services to the global community.