TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said here Saturday that the Islamic republic hopes the so-called P5+1 group, comprising Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany, come to the upcoming nuclear talks with "new strategy and valid proposals," the state IRIB TV reported.
Making the remarks in an annual conference of the Iranian Managers of Nuclear Industry, Jalili said Iranians do not accept " less rights or more tasks."
Iran is committed to its tasks within the directives of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and insists on all its rights within the framework of the NPT regulations.
Jalili's remarks came ahead of Iran's upcoming nuclear talks with the P5+1 slated for Feb. 26 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It would be the first-of-its-kind meeting between Iran and the P5+1 since the stalemate in Moscow in June 2012.
Iran and the West are locked in a bitter dispute over its nuclear activities, with the latter accusing Tehran of developing nuclear weapon under a civilian cover, a charge Iran has consistently denied.