Azerbaijan, Baku, May 24/Trend D.Khatinoglu/
Iranian origin expert in nuclear issues Reza Taqizadeh told Trend that the negotiations between Iran and six major powers failed because both Iran and the U.S. avoid making a compromise and withdrew their position.
Iran and the G5+1 countries that include Russia, China, the U.S., The UK, France + Germany held two-day talks in Baghdad over Iran's disputed nuclear programme, Both sides offered separate proposals together, but after ending the negotiations, an anonymous source close to Iranian delegation told Press TV that the prospects of talks are vague if the six powers reject Iran's package.
Tagizadeh, during an interview via telephone from London said that it seems the U.S. President Barak Obama is not ready to compromise with Iran with proposals which may lead to damage his image while he is preparing for the forthcoming U.S elections in the autumn.
He said that on the other hand, Iran does not want to halt its uranium enrichment programme despite the international community's concerns over that and Iran requested the downing of sanctions imposed by the European Union and the U.S., which will take force in July 1.
The P5+1 argument says that Iran should accept the Additional Protocol of Non-Proliferation Treaty, if it want to continue enriching uranium in law levels (less than five per cent).
Iran is the only country in the world that signed NPT without accepting the Additional Protocol which allows the International Atomic Energy Agency's inspectors to visit Iranian nuclear facilities whenever they want. Iran accepted the Additional Protocol for three years in 2003, but then rejected it when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became president.
Tagizadeh says that Iran claims that his rights would be respected in the frame of the NPT, whilst it rejects the Additional Protocol and giving up against Iran's request is against the UN Security Council's four rounds of sanctions against Iran's nuclear program.
The UNSC has adopted four rounds sanctions on Iran, asking it to halt its uranium enrichment program. This can lead to producing nuclear weapons. Iran rejects the international community's request saying its nuclear program is intended for peaceful goals only, but the West is concerned about the probable military dimensions in Iran's nuclear program.
According to Tagizadeh's views, the Iranian and P5+1's positions are quite different.
The U.S. the EU and their allies have slapped even more sanctions on Iran's banking and oil sectors demanding it put a halt on its uranium enrichment programme and show transparency in its nuclear activities.
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