Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.1
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Experts of the "Six" and Tehran will meet in Vienna next week, Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs and country's chief negotiator on the nuclear program, Abbass Araghchi said last night, speaking on Negah-e Yek program, on First TV channel of Iran, FARS agency reported.
Araghchi described the agreement reached between the "Six" and Iran, as the initial stage of the process towards achieving a common goal.
"We are at the beginning of a long journey , and should continue to negotiate until the last step. We have never said that we do not trust our negotiators. That is why a mechanism has been developed in Geneva that aims to provide confidence . If we feel that the "Six" countries do not fulfill their obligations, then everything will return to their former places and we will not stop our nuclear activities , there will be no reduction in the activity; the nuclear program will remain the same as it was, it is just will not grow in quantity," Aragchi said.
He also added that the recognition of Iran's right to enrich uranium by the United States is not so important.
"Uranium enrichment is a right enshrined in the NPT (Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ), we have this right and we do not expect someone to officially recognize it. We just want them to respect that right."
It should be noted that Iran and the "Six" negotiators reached an agreement on the country's nuclear energy program on November 24 after several days of intense negotiations.
The signing ceremony took place at the UN office in Geneva.
The parties agreed that for the next six months Tehran freezes its nuclear program. This step will allow the "Six"participants to weaken their sanctions against Iran. According to the reached agreement Tehran has right to peaceful nuclear program. In parallel the IAEA is significantly expanding its inspection on Iranian nuclear facilities.