No deal favorable if IAEA sees Iran as wrongdoer
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.17
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: No deal will be favorable if the IAEA's political approach is to see Iran as a wrongdoer, former head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Fereydoon Abbasi said.
The IAEA is a tool in the hand of the West, Iran's Fars news agency quoted Abbasi as saying on April 17.
He called the Geneva deal 'harmful', adding, "When I read the text of the Geneva deal, I found out that a disaster has happened."
"I suggest the Iranian negotiating team set a limit for the IAEA in the next round of talks," Abbasi said.
He also criticized the negotiating team for hasty signing of the Lausanne statement, saying that the negotiators did not even consent to consult with the former negotiating team.
Previously, Abbasi criticized the Geneva nuclear deal, accusing President Hassan Rouhani's administration of making current negotiation team heroes.
After eight days of intensive and tough negotiations, Iran and members of the Group 5+1 (US, Britain, Russia, France and China plus Germany) reached an understanding in Lausanne on April 2. The document laid the ground for them to start drafting the final nuclear agreement.
"We have achieved our objective in the nuclear talks," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said stressing, " The US can no longer impose its demands on the Iranian nation."
Edited by CN