Iran Nuclear NewsIran dismisses talk of partial freeze in atom work

Iran dismisses talk of partial freeze in atom work

-

Reuters: Iran dismissed on Sunday any suggestion it might agree to partially suspend its uranium enrichment activities as a way towards ending an international standoff over its nuclear programme. TEHRAN, April 29 (Reuters) – Iran dismissed on Sunday any suggestion it might agree to partially suspend its uranium enrichment activities as a way towards ending an international standoff over its nuclear programme.

Iran says it is developing nuclear technology for power generation but the West fears it is trying to build a bomb and two sets of U.N. sanctions have already been imposed on Tehran.

Some diplomats and analysts say Iran and the six world powers handling Iran’s atomic file may eventually need to accept a partial enrichment freeze under strict U.N. inspections to overcome the deadlock. Both sides have publicly denied this.

When asked about a possible partial suspension of Iran’s nuclear work, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told a regular news briefing: “What has been said about suspension is not correct and it is not true.”

He described last week’s talks in Turkey between Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana as positive and constructive.

Larijani said after his meeting with Solana that Iran and the EU were nearing a “united view” in some areas of their talks, which will reconvene in two weeks’ time, but did not give details.

Analysts say the key to resolving the crisis is finding a definition of an enrichment suspension both sides can stomach. This could, for example, mean suspending uranium fuel production but exempting the building or testing of centrifuge machines.

Iranian officials have repeatedly rejected any retreat on its nuclear programme.

The Islamic state earlier this month announced it had begun industrial-scale uranium enrichment, which can be used for nuclear fuel or provide material for making an atom bomb.

Senior officials of the six big powers — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany — and the EU are to meet in London this week to review the Solana-Larijani dialogue and discuss whether a third, tougher sanctions resolution might be needed.

Latest news

The Role of Students and Universities in Iran’s Nationwide Uprising

In the national uprising of the people of Iran, which started in mid-September this year, the students played a...

Snapback Sanctions, a Must Response to Iran’s Human Rights Abuse and JCPOA Violations

The protests in Iran have been going on for more than two months, even though the regime is cracking...

Growing Disintegration Among Iran Regime’s Forces

Iran has been shaken by a wave of nationwide protests since mid-September. The trigger was the death of the...

Grim Tidings for Iran’s Regime After Approval of UN Fact-Finding Mission

After many discussions and debates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the...

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Must read

Iran hangs 12 people on Sunday

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 22 - Iranian authorities...

Hundreds of youths demonstrate against elections in Iran capital

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 24 – A demonstration...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you