Iran unveils US new demands beyond Lausanne nuclear deal
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's Vice Speaker of the parliament, Mohammad Reza Bahonar has unveiled some details on the Islamic Republic officials' call for the US backing away from the commitments of the Lausanne nuclear deal.
The P5+1, in particular US, backed away regarding some 4-5 certain issues that Iran and the world powers had agreed on, Bahonar said.
They requested to interview with 29 Iranian nuclear experts, the MP said, adding Islamic Republic will not agree with that.
Bahonar further said that actually it means interrogation of Iranian experts.
"The Islamic Republic will not permit international bodies to interview with its nuclear experts," the MP said, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported May 24.
The counter side has also backed away from the agreed number of centrifuges in Fordo nuclear facility, Bahonar said, adding it was already agreed that some 1000 centrifuges to remain in Fordo site with 350 of them operational, however now the P5+1 seeks to decrease the number below 300-400 centrifuges.
The official also underlined that Iran does not intend to leave the negotiation table for the time being.
He added that Iranian negotiators should be prepared for all cases.
"We should have other options on the table, if the P5+1 withdraw all agreements," he added.
Bahonar emphasized that the country's all political parties and factions have a consensus over the nuclear talks among Iran and the P5+1.
"We have no political differences regarding the nuclear issues in the country and the issue of negotiations is not a political one to be divided among the country's political factions," he added.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries reached a mutual understanding on Tehran's nuclear program in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2. The parties have agreed to finalize a comprehensive deal on Tehran's nuclear program by the end of June.
A new round of meetings for drafting a nuclear deal will begin in Vienna on May 26.
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