Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 27 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Republics top statesmen met behind closed doors to discuss the countrys uranium enrichment program, the spokesman for the
Supreme National Security Council announced Wednesday. Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 27 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Republics top statesmen met behind closed doors to discuss the countrys uranium enrichment program, the spokesman for the Supreme National Security Council announced Wednesday.
There was recently a meeting between the Supreme Leader, the current President [Mohammad Khatami”>, the former President [Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani”>, the President-elect [Mahmoud Ahmadinejad”>, as well as [former Prime Minister”> Mir Hossein Moussavi during which it was decided to wait until August 1 when their joint decision will be made public, Ali Aghamohammadi said.
Asked about Irans decision on the fate of the nuclear talk with the European troika of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom should the EUs package offer fall short of Tehrans expectations, Aghamohammadi said, Well, how does one deal with illogical people?
Aghamohammadi is a former Revolutionary Guards officer and was in charge of Irans clandestine activities in Iraq prior to the 2003 war.
For the negotiations to continue, Europe must accept the minimum demands that Iran has, which involve reducing the level of suspension on uranium enrichment activities, he added.
During the negotiations in Geneva, we clearly stated that Europes suggestions had to be acceptable to Iran and not be such that that we would be unable to accept them, Aghamohammadi said.
The SNSC spokesman said that Irans leader had reached the decision that August 1 would be the final deadline for the EU to make its final proposal to Iran.
If Irans rights are not recognized in the European offer, from then on, we will continue in our own our path since such a reaction from Europe would mean that the Paris agreement no longer has any credibility.
In a separate development, outgoing President Khatami announced Wednesday that Iran would end the suspension of some nuclear activities regardless of whatever proposals the EU were to make.
“I hope that their proposals will, as agreed, allow for the resumption of [conversion”> activities at Isfahan”, Khatami told reporters, referring to a key nuclear plant in central Iran.
“But whether they do or not, we’re going to resume the activities at Isfahan.