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Iran nuclear negotiators have no 'authority' to discuss IS

Iranian Gen. Massoud Jazayeri said that Iran's nuclear negotiators only have the authority to conduct talks on the nuclear issue, and not the Islamic State, with US officials.
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran

Spokesman for Iran's Joint Armed Forces Staff Masoud Jazayeri speaks during a news conference in Tehran January 30, 2012.  REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) - RTR2X2ST
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The deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, said that Iran’s nuclear negotiators do not have the authority to negotiate on cooperation against the Islamic State group (IS) and can only negotiate on Iran’s nuclear program within a specific framework.

In an interview with Arabic news station Al-Alam, which is owned by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Jazayeri was asked about reports that US officials had addressed the issue of IS on the sidelines of the nuclear negotiations that are currently taking place in New York and whether the Iranian negotiators have the discretion to conduct talks on IS.

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