Head of the Iranian delegation Ali Hosseini-Tash, deputy secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said he was pleased with the results of the talks.
"Iran and Russia hold identical views, upholding the idea of considering "the Iranian nuclear dossier" outside the framework of the UN Security Council. Also, the Russian proposal for our jointly enriching uranium can be studied, elaborated on and improved within the framework of the Iranian-Russian nuclear cooperation", said Ali Hosseini-Tash.
According to the chief Iranian negotiator, Russia and Iran believe that the problem could be solved within the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
"In the course of two days of negotiations the Russian proposal for creating a joint venture for uranium enrichment on Russian soil was studied in depth, but such details of the project as the venue for launching the joint venture and the extent of the Iranian experts' participation in the process of uranium enrichment were not discussed", noted Ali Hosseini-Tash.
But the main result of the Russian-Iranian talks in Moscow seems to be the agreement to continue such bilateral consultations. "We agreed to continue our consultations", Ali Hosseini-Tash said in an interview to the Iranian state television. The next round of talks is due to be held in Tehran.
At the same time it has become known that Iran has declined to have any talks on its nuclear program with the "European Three" – France, Great Britain and Germany.
On Monday, February 20, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki had a new round of consultations with "troika" representatives in Brussels. On returning to Tehran, he said that instead of the "troika" Iran intended to deal "with each European country individually ".