FM: Any nuclear agreement not recognizing Iranian peoples' rights doomed to fail
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 15
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend: Any nuclear issue agreement that doesn't recognize the rights of Iranian people, is doomed to fail, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, Tasnim News agency reported on Nov. 15.
"We should talk about future only if the nuclear agreement is based on respecting the rights of Iranian people," Zarif said.
On Nov. 12, Zarif noted in a televised interview that the West should regain the trust of the Iranian nation by accepting the realities on the ground, adding that talks with Tehran over the country's nuclear energy program should be based on mutual trust.
Zarif also said the angry remarks by Israel and its supporters in the United States show that they're not happy about the considerable progress that was achieved during the latest round of talks in Geneva.
He further referred to the differences among the P5+1 members over the deal with Iran and said a large part of the talks was used to resolve their differences.
Zarif also was quoted by Mehr news agency as saying that Iran's nuclear case should return from UN Security Council to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to be handled as a regular case.
The IAEA, whose mission is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, has been trying to negotiate a so-called structured approach with Iran giving the inspectors access to sites, officials and documents for their long-stalled inquiry.
Zarif said IAEA is the correct structure for resolving the nuclear dispute, saying the IAEA is the entity which has competence for verification integrity of Iran's nuclear program.
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.
The last round of nuclear talks between Iran and the five United Nations veto powers plus Germany, which known as P5+1, ended on November 10 without any result.