Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says Iran and the major world powers should take advantage of any potential breakthrough in their fresh round of talks, Press TV reports.

The sides are conducting these talks to agree on a “step-by-step” plan proposed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to resolve the standoff over Iran’s nuclear energy program, Ryabkov said.

The main idea of this approach is “an action in exchange for action,” he added.

On July 13, 2011, Lavrov suggested a "step-by-step" approach toward Iran's nuclear energy program that would enable Iranian authorities to take steps to address questions raised by the International Atomic Energy Agency on its nuclear energy program.

Under the proposed plan, Iran would revive negotiations to alleviate individual concerns of the IAEA about its nuclear energy activities and be rewarded along the way by the partial removal of sanctions.

Iran and the P5+1 - comprising Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States plus Germany - have held two rounds of multifaceted talks; one in Geneva in December 2010 and the other in the Turkish city of Istanbul in January 2011.

The next round of comprehensive talks is set to take place on April 13-14, but the venue of the negotiations has not been decided yet.

Tehran says it is ready to resume the talks based on common grounds; however, it has repeatedly made it clear that it will not compromise on any of its nuclear rights.

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