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Iran Military Official Says 'Only Path' For P5+1 Is To Accept Tehran's Position


Ali Saidi, the Iranian supreme leader's representative in the Revolutionary Guards

Ali Saidi, the Iranian supreme leader's representative in the Revolutionary Guards

A top military representative of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says "the only path" for world powers is to accept Tehran's position on its nuclear activities.

Ali Saidi, a senior official in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), made the remark on June 10 about upcoming talks with the P5+1 -- which includes the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China.

Iran's Mehr news agency quotes Saidi as saying: "The only path in front of them is to accept Iran's demands in an atmosphere of mutual respect, and to stop politicizing" the nuclear issue.

The P5+1 holds the new round of talks with Iranian officials on June 18 and 19 in Moscow.

Western powers fear Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons.

Tehran says its nuclear program is only for peaceful civilian purposes.

Based on reporting by AFP and Mehr

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