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Furthermore, Israel has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and in 2009 The Washington Times (which I do not consider a reliable source given the fact that it is funded by the Unification Church also known as “the Moonies” ) claimed that “President Obama’s efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons threaten to expose and derail a 40-year-old secret U.S. agreement to shield Israel’s nuclear weapons from international scrutiny.”
On February 15, Iran's chief negotiator and Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Saeed Jalili replied to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton's letter on talks between Tehran and the six world powers, and welcomed resumption of negotiations between the two sides.
In the letter, Jalili welcomed the readiness of the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members - Russia, China, Britain, France and the US plus Germany) to resume talks with Iran.
On Wednesday, Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi told FNA that the relevant parties to the talks are planning the next round of negotiations based on Jalili's reply letter to Ashton.