Top nuclear negotiator: Iran achieved everything it wanted with nuclear program

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 29

By Umid Niayesh, Saeed Isayev - Trend:

Iran has achieved everything it wanted with the nuclear program, country's deputy foreign minister and top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said, Fars news agency reported on Dec. 29.

Araqchi went on to note that Iran and the P5+1 will hold one-day expert level talks in Geneva on Dec. 30.

He said the experts talks will focus on ways for implementation of Geneva agreement.

Araqchi also expressed hope that Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will hold talks on final deal in the next five months.

It should be noted that Iran and the P5+1 reached a nuclear agreement on Nov. 24. Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months in return for sanctions relief.

The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.

Araqchi also said that Iran did not agree on a demand from P5+1 to install an online camera inside Fordo and Natanz nuclear sites, adding that observation can be done offline.

Commenting on the Iranian parliament's bill which will oblige the government to enrich uranium by up to 60 percent if ratified, Araqchi said that the administration should implement it, if the bill is approved.

According to the bill, if new sanctions are imposed on Iran, or the current sanctions intensified, or Iran's peaceful nuclear rights are ignored by the P5 +1 group, the Iranian government will be obliged to complete the infrastructure of Natanz and Fordo nuclear sites.

The plan also obliges the government to boost uranium enrichment to above 60 percent to provide fuel for ships and submarines.

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