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Press reveals Iran’s nuclear fears

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BBC: The IAEA decision to accept Iran’s suspension of uranium enrichment and not take the matter to the United Nations Security Council wins both hostile and welcome reactions in Iranian newspapers. Most editorials display more caution than Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator, Hassan Rowhani, who boasted that Iran had humiliated the US by agreeing to a temporary nuclear freeze. BBC

The IAEA decision to accept Iran’s suspension of uranium enrichment and not take the matter to the United Nations Security Council wins both hostile and welcome reactions in Iranian newspapers.

Most editorials display more caution than Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator, Hassan Rowhani, who boasted that Iran had humiliated the US by agreeing to a temporary nuclear freeze.

Kayhan vents its anger on the team of negotiators, which its says “gave in” to the EU.

It blasts them for not “taking more seriously the warnings issued by sympathetic individuals in the country”, and said they should have “refused to waltz in Vienna to the tune played in Paris”.

“If no immediate counter-action is taken here to confront the move, our country’s nuclear technology and the relevant internationally recognised right to operate the nuclear fuel cycle will be seriously exposed to the most unadulterated case of compromise,” it states.

‘Hoodwinked’

Underpinning the anxiety running through Jomhuri-ye Eslami’s editorial on Wednesday is a fear that national pride has been undermined.

“If Iran doesn’t secure the right to have nuclear fuel cycle technology, it will be deprived of this technology for ever…

“The Europeans achieved what they wanted and the recent resolution realized their main objective – that is depriving Iran of uranium enrichment.”

In its Tuesday edition, the paper says Iran has been “hoodwinked again”.

“In the resolution issued by the IAEA, Iran’s legitimate rights have not been taken into consideration, despite the fact that it is described as a positive resolution…

“The ‘voluntary suspension’ in this resolution is meaningless and its opposite is understood. They have imprisoned us in a room and won’t let us out, then they say we are imprisoned there voluntarily.”

‘Victory’

Hamshahri hints at possible rifts between moderates who want to work with the international community, and hard-liners back home who won’t give an inch.

“Certain high-ranking officials have said that they are against the resolution issued by the IAEA. Certain other high-ranking officials on the contrary called it a victory for the Islamic Republic of Iran… At least this can keep the way open for the future bargaining.”

For Resalat however, the outcome of “several rounds of hefty diplomatic negotiations” is a welcome vindication of some robust argument from Tehran.

“These negotiations have revealed that training efficient diplomats will enable the country to defend its national interests in critical times, better than major-generals.”

In an earlier editorial the paper calls the outcome “a diplomatic victory for the country”.

Jaam-e-Jam agrees: “Iranian politicians have learnt how to safeguard national interests and reach positive horizons in the political labyrinth,” it says.

BBC Monitoring, based in Caversham in southern England, selects and translates information from radio, television, press, news agencies and the internet from 150 countries in more than 70 languages.

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