Envoy: Issue of Iran transcends partisan politics
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 16/ Trend, Dalga Khatinoglu/
The U.S politicians' approach to the Iranian nuclear issue does not depend on the membership of one of the two U.S. parties, namely the issue of Iran transcends partisan politics, Persian-language spokesperson of the U.S State Department Alan Eyre told Trend on July 16.
The U.S. presidential elections will be held in November 2012.
Some experts believe in Barak Obama's caution in dealing with Iran, especially a compromise against Iran's demands during the new rounds of nuclear talks which restarted in March after being suspended for more than a year. Trend Expert Council member Reza Taghizadeh said earlier that it would hard for Obama to take the long step towards Iran by compromising significantly or make big deal with Iran which could be criticised by his rival party and affect the result of its votes.
Iran says in the case of eliminating sanctions against the country, it is ready to consider boosting its cooperation level with the International Atomic Energy Agency. The U.S has adopted several unilateral heavy sanctions against Iran, including blacklisting Iran's Central Bank and the National Iranian Tanker Company, forcing Iran's oil customers to decrease Iranian oil purchases "significantly".
Eyre said concerns over Iran's nuclear programme are common between the U.S. political wings and also it is beyond the acquaintance of the international community with Tehran-Washington suspicious and inimical relations. In other words, this is not a matter of "hostility" between Iran and the United States.
"The matter is with Iran's commitments to engage in the frame of its obligations as defined based on the Non-Proliferation Treaty and eliminate the international community's concerns over its nuclear programme. Then in this case, there is no dispute between the American political parties or P5+1 members (UN Security Council's permanent members + Germany)," he said.
According to Eyre's statement, there are sometimes disputes among the P5+1 members in taking measures and tools against Iran, but not in goals.
So far the UN Security Council has imposed four rounds of sanctions against Iran, while the U.S. and the European Union, alongside their allies have slapped heavier sanctions over Iran to force it to abandon its 'sensitive' nuclear activities.