Iranian diplomat unveils P5+1 proposals pact

Photo: Iranian diplomat unveils P5+1 proposals pact / Iran

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 12 / Trend, D.Khatinoglu/

An Iranian diplomat who took part in Iran, P5+1 latest meeting told Mehr News Agency on March 12 that the six major powers offered some proposals to Tehran during nuclear talks held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Feb. 13.

The diplomat who wished to remain anonymous, told Mehr that P5+1 wanted Iran to allow all centrifugal manufacturing processes be placed under IAEA supervision completely.

"They want to have massive control even above the Non-Proliferation Treaty framework over Iran's nuclear activities as well," he said.

According to him, P5+1 requires Iran to set limits to its five per cent enriched uranium stockpile and convert the UF6 stockpile to nuclear fuel.

Iran has also enriched above 250 kg of 20 per cent enriched uranium and converted a half of this volume to nuclear fuel.

The Iranian diplomat said P5+1 asked Iran to convert the rest of the 20 per cent enriched uranium to a five per cent enriched one.

Another proposal is Iran's avoidance to inject UF6 to new installed centrifuges at the Fordo uranium enrichment plant.

According to him, the six powers proposals to Iran included lifting a ban on gold exports to Iran as a first step. During the next steps, they promised to lift sanctions over Iran's petrochemical sector and some banks as well as supplying Iran's ageing airline fleet with airplane parts and repair them.

The diplomat said that these proposals were a good step to start progress, but not enough.
"They should compromise more and the weight of their proposals should be equal to their demands from Iran," he added.

The second round of nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 is scheduled to be held in Kazakhstan.
Before then the sides agreed to hold expert level talks in Istanbul on 17-18 March.

The Iranian diplomat said that some details of the aforementioned proposals will be discussed at the Istanbul meeting and we are positive about the results.

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