Tehran (Iran), April 11: Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said on Sunday that nuclear negotiations in Vienna must lead to guaranteed economic benefits for Iran, according to a statement posted on the parliament's website.
Iran's nuclear progress is a strong support for the Iranian people's economic benefits, and nuclear negotiations should lead to "guaranteed, sustainable and tangible economic benefits" for Iranian people, the statement quoted Qalibaf as saying during the parliament's open session.
Qalibaf made the remarks to commemorate Saturday's National Nuclear Technology Day. According to him, the "localization of the nuclear industry" has improved the Iranian diplomats' negotiating power in the Vienna talks.
"We now hope that the valuable asset of advanced nuclear knowledge and technology, combined with good negotiation, will lead to a good deal for the economic benefits of the Iranian people," he noted.
A day earlier, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said the country's progress in peaceful nuclear science and technology is irreversible.
Since April 2021, eight rounds of talks have been held in the Austrian capital between Iran and the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, namely China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany, to revive the deal.
In May 2018, the U.S. government under former President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the deal and unilaterally re-imposed sanctions on Iran. In response, Iran gradually dropped parts of its commitments under the agreement from May 2019.
Iran has demanded that the United States guarantee not to abandon the agreement again and lift sanctions in a verifiable manner.