Iran in nuclear talks trying to turn technical issue into regional political one - expert
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 24 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran, during the nuclear negotiations, is trying to turn a technical issue into a regional political one, expert on Middle East, Jamshid Chalangi told Trend.
The expert was commenting on Iran's recent preposition to host the next "Iran-Six powers" nuclear talks in Cairo, Egypt.
"It is quite clear that this issue is a technical one, and Iran is trying to use it to force the Six powers to retreat," Chalangi said.
Chalangi noted that this is the only possible reason for Iran proposing to hold the talks in Egypt.
"That is the goal here, otherwise it wouldn't matter where to hold the talks, as it is not about geography," Chalangi said. "Iran's nuclear problem is still unresolved. The international community has not yet been convinced."
Expert on Iran, Reza Taghizadeh shares the same opinion, that Iran is trying to stay close to regional countries, because of political relations.
"Iran believes to take the nuclear talks as political ones, and it shows - the nuclear talks were hosted in countries friendly to Iran, such as Turkey, Iraq, and now Iran has proposed the same for Egypt," Taghizadeh said.
Although, the expert believes this was a miscalculation on Iran's side.
"Egypt is not familiar with nuclear issue, and its not familiar with the history of Iran. If all previous negotiations in Iran-friendly countries failed, the same is assumed to happen in Egypt," Taghizadeh said. "Iran doesn't even have diplomatic presence in Egypt."
The U.S., other Western countries, and Israel suspect Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a peaceful nuclear energy program.
Tehran denies the charges, saying its nuclear program is for civilian purposes.
Six world powers have sought since 2003 in cooperation with the IAEA Iran's suspension of uranium enrichment, which can pose a threat to nuclear non-proliferation.