Iran's top nuclear negotiator says achieving fast result easy if EU would not seek excuses
( IRNA ) - Iran's top nuclear negotiator emphasized again upon arrival in Spain there is no place of A-bombs in Tehran's security doctrine, and Iran is ready to give guarantees to engaged sides in that respect.
Ali Larijani added here on Wednesday night, "Our viewpoint in this respect is quite clear to understand: when we say that there is no room for atomic bombs in our defensive doctrine, we truly mean it, stand up to it, and are ready to give strong guarantees that we would not move toward acquiring weapons."
Secretary of Supreme National Security Council added, "Our behavior in the past, too, is best proof for this claim, since a country that is after acquiring the nuclear weapons would never sign the nuclear NPT."
He reiterated, "It is highly unlikely that a country, which is under the cameras of the International Atomic Energy Agency, would manage to manufacture atomic bombs."
Larijani said, "Neither our policy, nor our behavior indicate that we are after such objectives, and yet, we have proposed measures that can assure the other side that we are not going towards producing weapons."
Iran's top nuclear negotiator reiterated, "The two sides' comprehensive negotiations can begin tomorrow, and these very same questions that you reporters ask today can be discussed there." In response to a question whether the nuclear issue, too, was brought up during the current week Iran-US talks in Baghdad, he said, "The nuclear issue and Iraq are two separate issues and our negotiation there with the Americans was merely on Iraq security." Larijani added, "What made us talk to the Americans was the serious ongoing crisis in our neighborhood that is the result of Iraq's occupation over the past four years."
He reiterated, "The management of the occupiers has led to the prevalence of insecurity and countless economic problems in Iraq." The SNSC Secretary said, "In response to US Administration' request, and repeated Iraqi Government requests, it was agreed that potential would be employed at the service of improving security in Iraq in a bid to improve the Iraqi nation's living conditions." Larijani said that meeting with the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who would be visiting Madrid officially this Friday is not in his agenda.
Larijani is scheduled to begin negotiations with EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana in Madrid on Thursday evening, simultaneously with the arrival of the French President Nicholas Sarkozy's arrival in the Spanish capital, and a day before Condoleezza Rice's arrival there.