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Iran Won’t Compromise Its Nuclear Right: Larijani

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The head of the Iranian Parliament has announced that Iran’s negotiating team should not succumb to Western pressures, and Iran must choose the level of enrichment it requires to carry out its peaceful nuclear activities.

The Kahneh Mellat website reports that today, June 13, in Parliament, as Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili presented a report on the nuclear talks, parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani said the parameters of the nuclear negotiations are set by international regulations.

He accused the world powers of “insincerity” in their negotiations with Iran, adding that they lack consensus amongst themselves.

He went on to urge Iran’s negotiators to stand by “what the Iranian people have achieved after many years,” adding that sanctions against Iran have allowed it to develop its own nuclear know-how.

The statements by the parliamentary chief come just as the Russian Foreign Minister is scheduled to arrive in Iran to discuss the coming nuclear talks in Moscow as well as the Syrian crisis.

Jalili told Parliament that the International Atomic Energy Agency has not been able to find any fault with Iran’s nuclear activities. He added that the Fordoo and Natanz nuclear facilities are both operating under the agency’s inspection, and everything is run according to regulations laid out in the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

He added that the West cannot call for talks with Iran on one hand and then act as its “enemy.”

Jalili maintained that the West’s problems with Iran are not about nuclear issues but rather a more fundamental disagreement with the Islamic regime and religious democracy.

Jalili reported that one of the nuclear negotiators told him outright: “We do not want you to have any nuclear knowledge.”

The head of the Supreme National Security Council went on to deny the adverse effects of international sanctions, adding that those restrictions have led to Iran’s nuclear self-dependence.

He said that during the negotiations, Iran has demanded that its rights be recognized under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Regional issues including Bahrain, the war against drugs and piracy were also discussed in the talks, according to Jalili.

He added that his assistant and the representative of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton were supposed to coordinate the topics of discussion for the coming meeting in Moscow. He maintained that the matter has been delayed so far, which he said casts doubt on the success of Moscow talks.

The two sides have met twice so far, once in Istanbul in May and later in Baghdad. They will meet again in Moscow on June 18.

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2 thoughts on “Iran Won’t Compromise Its Nuclear Right: Larijani

  • June 15, 2012 at 11:42 am
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    You need continuity in agreements as you see with say Egypt and the peace deal. So it is best to wait for the Grand Ayatollah to pass away. Only then will an agreement hold long term. No one knows what will happen then when he passes away, he was not the best scholar, it was the similarity of the name. That is the real reason it has dragged out even if the compromise was acceptable, which I am not saying it is I have no opinion.

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  • June 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm
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    Look with US soldiers as human shields in Iraq, Israel could not conduct a OP Opera or OP Orchard in 2005. It was only the Russians and PRC supporting rounds of UN sanctions and covert operations that slowed down the program, because a military strike was not possible. Putin withholding the S-300, that had nothing to do with the US, it was a gesture to Israel.

    Iran has the nose cone, it has the trigger, it has the Uranium and it has the ability and technology and Qum to enrich to 90 percent weapons grade in a short period of time and it has the missiles. It has done for some time, in principle, they have had delays in development.

    The 2007 NIE was to provide political cover, other wise they would never let the hostages go and not strike, once there was an agreement. Sexed up to go in and sexed up get out.

    Then you have the UNSC sanctions and the covert thing to delay so a window of opportunity can be opened. It is just another double game, both sides trying to achieve their objectives before the other party.

    Basically the same with double game with the US and Pakistan each side trying to screw each other but come out on top. Dempsey won’t apologize for a mere handful, what is the number now 2009, all up 3048.

    That is why Meir Dagan and others are worried because their task was to provide that window. Prado job and will MI is to be honest with his assessments, if you undermine the organizations they will replace the Directors or act without an intelligence assessment at all.

    All it will be is sword at the neck written on a peace of paper in my humble opinion. That was why they removed Livni and formed a coalition with Mofaz and Kadima, so if they have that same concern in relation to intelligence and honest assessments, dual loyalties, foreign control, it makes the situation more dangerous. That is the really risk.

    It was not easy to convince them not to fly in 2005 when Qum was discovered and the years since, hostages or not. And covert things were thus accepted by the US as compromise. Once the hostages where released that positioned hardened, less acceptable.

    That is where the situation is today, the window is open for both parties to conduct their final objectives if they desire.

    The IAEA all that stuff, waste of time all you have to do is ask them the Iranian and they will respond in code and tell you the truth. Combine that with the factual intelligence and that is the truth.

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