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Those who imagine nuclear talks have failed are mistaken: VP
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_sakij.jpgTEHRAN – Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has said that those who “feel happy” that the nuclear talks between Iran and the six major powers have reached a dead end are “mistaken”.
 
He made the remarks in Tehran on Monday. 
 
Jahangiri stated that the government has employed the most capable diplomats to achieve the “desired” goal, with the help of the Supreme Leader and the people, in the nuclear negotiations with the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany).
 
He went on to say that the “nuclear negotiations are one of the most important activities of the government,” and this project will be implemented through observing the “red lines” set by the Supreme Leader.
 
“We will uphold (our) principles in the negotiations, defend the nuclear rights of the country,” and will not retreat even “one step” from the country’s position, he asserted. 
 
“On the other hand, we will resolve the issue with the world through logic” and maintain “independence”, he added.  
 

Slogans cannot eradicate corruption 
 
Jahangiri also said corruption cannot be eradicated by chanting slogans.
 
“It is not possible to fight corruption with slogans,” he stated.
 
And corruption is eating away the country like leprosy, he added. 
 
But the government is serious about fighting corruption and will prove this through its actions, he noted.
 
He went on to say that the people know that “one person” has stolen 80 to 90 billion rials (about 3.2 to 3.6 billion dollars) of the people’s money.
 
And they have also noticed that neighboring countries have extracted tens of billions of dollars of oil and gas from the joint fields they share with Iran, Jahangiri stated.
 
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