NewsSpecial WireIran maintains has right to enrich uranium on own...

Iran maintains has right to enrich uranium on own soil

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 30 – Iran maintained its right to enrich uranium on its own soil as an underlying element to any proposal from Russia to end the international deadlock over the country’s suspected nuclear weapons program. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Dec. 30 – Iran maintained its right to enrich uranium on its own soil as an underlying element to any proposal from Russia to end the international deadlock over the country’s suspected nuclear weapons program.

Russia had formally proposed that Tehran carry out uranium enrichment on Russian soil under international monitoring to ease international concerns that Tehran may use the material in the atomic bomb.

Javad Vaeedi, Iran’s head nuclear negotiator, however, told the state-owned Fars news agency that any proposal from Moscow would be considered with the understanding that Islamic Republic could also carry out enrichment inside its own borders.

“It is natural that a guarantee for Iran’s right under the [nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty”> to carry out enrichment on its own soil within the framework of the rules of the International Atomic Energy Agency, would be the first assumption in considering the proposal”, Vaeedi said.

He described the Russian proposals as an “idea” which Tehran would consider seriously.

The comments were, however, in line with previous positions by Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the secretary-general of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani. Vaeedi is head of the international security directorate of the SNSC.

His statement was likely to dampen hopes by the European Union which had thus far led negotiations with Tehran that the file could avoid being sent to the United Nations Security Council for possible economic sanctions.

Latest news

Iran’s 2023 Budget Shrouded In Doubt

On January 22, the Majlis (parliament) approved the draft of the 2023 budget bill proposed by regime president Ebrahim...

Iran: People of Khoy Still Reeling From 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing at least three people and injuring...

Iran’s Unsolvable Air Pollution Problem

Air pollution will remain at dangerous levels and will increase for the next few days in most big cities,...

The World Must Acknowledge the Iranian People’s Right to Self-defense

Victor Hugo once said: “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.” Throughout history, this has been the...

Iran: 60% Of Population Is Poor

The livelihood baskets of the Iranian people are shrinking dramatically. This, in turn, has introduced new concerns to protect...

The implications of EU’s terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

The European Parliament called on January 18 for the European Union to list Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a...

Must read

Kerry to arrive in Gulf for talks on tackling Islamic State

AFP: US Secretary of State John Kerry is set...

Adulterous couple spared death by stoning in Iran

Daily Mail: A couple due to be stoned to...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you