TEHRAN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Two Iranian lawmakers have said that Iran favors negotiations over its controversial nuclear program and is prepared to eliminate the ambiguities on this issue.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran still insists on resolving the ( nuclear) issue through diplomatic ways and is ready for negotiations," one of the lawmakers, Ebrahim Nekou, was quoted as saying on Saturday.
Iran remains committed to the peaceful use of nuclear energy, said Nekou, adding that the success of future talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) depends on meeting the country's "legitimate demands" to use nuclear energy for "peaceful" objectives.
Instead of recognizing Iran's right to use nuclear energy for peaceful aims, the United States and other Western countries are pursuing the approaches of pressure and sanctions, he said, adding that such policies have led to the fruitlessness of the talks between Iran and the P5+1.
The West must think of ways to resolve Iran's nuclear issue through talks, Nekou said.
If the United States and its allies take steps towards a peaceful solution to the issue and respect the Islamic republic's "rightful" demands, the Iran-P5+1 talks would achieve results on a win-win basis, he said.
Meanwhile, another senior Iranian lawmaker said that Tehran is ready to help resolve all the ambiguities concerning Iran's nuclear program, Press TV reported Saturday.
Head of Iran's Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said that within the framework of talks with the P5+1, the Islamic republic is ready to resolve the ambiguities and reach a point agreeable to both parties, according to the report.
Iran will take such measures "provided that some of the members of the group (P5+1) that hold a political view influenced by the U. S. policies, change their views and take action within the legal framework," Boroujerdi was quoted as saying.
Boroujerdi censured a recent resolution on Iran by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying that "from the outset, we believed that the issued resolutions are political and not technical and legal."
"The Islamic republic is the only country which has, on numerous occasions, opened the doors of its nuclear facilities even to journalists and this indicates Iran's utmost goodwill in its peaceful nuclear activities," said the Iranian lawmaker.
The lawmakers made the remarks days after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approved a resolution expressing " serious concern" over Iran's disputed nuclear program.
The IAEA resolution, approved on Thursday, urged Iran to comply fully with all of its obligations under the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council "without delay," including the application of the modified Code 3.1 and the implementation and prompt entry into force of the Additional Protocol.
The resolution said Iran "continues to defy the requirements and obligations" contained in the resolutions of the IAEA Board of Governors and UN Security Council, by continuing and expanding uranium enrichment activities, in particular at the Fordow fuel enrichment plant.
It said as Iran is not offering necessary cooperation and that the IAEA is unable to gather evidence to support Iran's claim that all its nuclear material is for peaceful activities.
Iran's permanent representative to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh said Thursday that the resolution can only complicate the issue by politicizing it.
The conclusion reached in the resolution has been based on information from Western intelligence agencies, which, according to Soltanieh, was biased and contains distortion of the facts.
On Saturday, a member of the Iranian nuclear negotiating team Araqchi said that the passage of time in nuclear talks is to Iran' s "benefit."
Tehran's position in nuclear talks with major powers has changed since the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit held in Tehran last month, he said, adding that "Now, our negotiating position is stronger than our position before the summit."
The West suspects that Iran's nuclear program may have weaponization purposes, which was denied by the Islamic republic.
Representatives from Iran and the P5+1 have held their first meeting in 14 months in April in Istanbul, followed by meetings in Baghdad and Moscow.
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