Talks can bear fruit if U.S. recognizes Iran’s red lines: Mousavi

May 30, 2009 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Presidential contender Mir-Hossein Mousavi says future talks between Iran and the 5+1 group can bear fruit if the United States recognizes Iran’s red lines.

Mousavi appeared to be indirectly suggesting that the right to uranium enrichment is Iran’s red line and that he would not change Iran’s position if he became president.
“I favor the resumption of these talks. We will continue negotiations within the framework of the (International Atomic Energy) Agency and with all countries, and we are committed… but we also want them to keep their commitments toward us,” he told reporters at a press conference in Tehran on Friday.
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, which make up the 5+1 group, said in April they would invite Iran to a meeting to try to find a diplomatic solution to the row over Iran’s nuclear program.
Iran has repeatedly declared that the right to enrich uranium is its red line and that it will not compromise on this right.
Mousavi said the country has paid dearly for the policies of the current administration.
He added that if he is elected president, he will try to ease the tension through increasing Iran’s interactions with the world, especially the Western world in general and the European Union in particular