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Iran was ready to strike a final deal in latest round of nuclear talks, but 5+1 stalled the negotiations, fearing possible change in Iran’s nuclear stance following presidential election

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that “Achievement of nuclear rights is Iran’s strategic and permanent policy, and its guidelines have been specified by Khamenei, and the path of its progress will not come to halt or be altered due to the change of government” (after the presidential election June 14). He reiterated, “The leaders of the negotiating countries, especially the Americans, should know that Iran’s nuclear dossier and elections are two separate issues.” Boroujerdi advised the US and other world powers negotiating with Tehran not to wait for the results of the June presidential election, and said it would be a “wrong calculation.” Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, who is also a member of the Iranian team of negotiators revealed, “The Iranian delegation in the talks was ready to continue negotiations until a final agreement was reached, but it was the opposite side (5+1) that apparently lacked the necessary readiness and permission (to proceed with the negotiations) and needed to know the views of their capitals.” He added that the sextet paused the negotiations in anticipation of a possible change in Tehran’s nuclear stance following the June presidential elections, anticipating that the Iran’s new president might bring a changed view, and stressed that Tehran’s position is irrevocable and is not influenced by developments on the scene of domestic politics. “The internal political developments do not affect the trend of the nuclear talks.” Araqchi concluded by saying that Iran was ready to move on two paths towards a deal with the 5+1: continued talks in the form of step-by-step confidence-building measures, which is desired by the six world powers, but is long and time-consuming;  the other path is a shortcut, in which the world powers recognize Iran’s rights, especially uranium enrichment, avoid hostile moves and lift sanctions to reach results rapidly. He further added that Iran was ready to move on either path, although it prefers the second option. He expressed the hope that the G5+1 would grasp a correct understanding of Iran’s proposals and return to the talks with a positive approach.


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  • Published: 9 days ago on Tuesday, 23 April 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: April 23, 2013 @ 3:04 pm
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