U.S. spokesman: Iran must make sure that concerns over its nuclear program’s military aspects disappear
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 16 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran must make sure that all the concerns over military aspects in its nuclear program will disappear, Alan Eyre, U.S. Department of State's spokesman for Iran, told Trend.
He added that Iran must respect its obligations according to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The United States and its allies suspect Iran of seeking to develop its nuclear weapons capability under cover of a declared civilian nuclear energy programme, and believe that Tehran has sought to buy time with talks about unrelated matters.
Iran says it is enriching uranium only for electricity for rapidly growing population.
Air said that so far Iran has not shown any inspiration and positive steps to entering the negotiations with IAEA seriously.
International pressures on Iran will be kept until Iran will be fully cooperating with IAEA, he said.
Speaking about the oil related sanctions imposed on Iran, Air noted that the damage has been done to the country.
"Latest sanctions on Iran's oil and its Central Bank imposed by EU and the U.S. have had massive effect on Iran," Eyre said.
The U.S. and its allies are trying to keep the oil market steady, and at the same time increase pressure on Iran, Air said.
"The cooperation between these countries is strong, and the U.S. is trying to make it even stronger," he added.