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NSFPC speaker: Israel behind IRGC commander disappearence in Lebanon; NSPC “grills” FM

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Hossein Naqavi- Hosseini of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) said that that foreign minister had answered questions by the Majlis members about the IAEA inspections, nuclear negotiations, and Iran’s embassy in Beirut explosions. Naqavi- Husseini said that credible sources stated that Israel had kidnapped Brig. Gen. Alireza Reaza Asgari  (Former IRGC commander in Lebanon and deputy defense minister who disappeared in Turkey in 2007) for his critical information and positions in the past and emphasized that all Iranian responsible authorities would do their best to release him from the captivity of the Zionist regime (Israel), and that the would carry out an investigation into the issue. Regarding the Holocaust, Zarif was quoted as saying that “we believe that the Zionist regime has assumed the role of the oppressed side in the issue of Holocaust to justify its cruelty against the Palestinians and Muslims.” When asked why the IAEA would be granted access to Iran’s centrifuge workshops when the NPT did not have such provisions, and that accepting such inspections violated Iran’s independence, Zarif responded that he would warn the negotiators on the matter. Zarif also reiterated, following harsh criticism, that “all people should know that Iranian territorial integrity is not negotiable and even imaging negotiations on Iranian soil or creating any doubt in this area is an unpardonable act.” Some foreign media outlets had quoted Zarif as saying during a December 1 press conference with his Kuwaiti counterpart that Tehran was ready to talk about Abu Musa, one of the three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf, over which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made baseless claims.


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  • Published: 6 hours ago on Wednesday, 11 December 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: December 11, 2013 @ 3:26 pm
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    • http://en.mehrnews.com/detail/News/101102; http://www.tasnimnews.com/English/Home/Single/216447; https://www.facebook.com/jzarif

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