Iran not obliged long-term limit in Nuke framework deal

Iran not obliged long-term limit in Nuke framework deal

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Iran did not accept any obligation for long-term limiting its nuclear activities within the Lausanne framework deal announced in April, Esmail Kowsari, a member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said.

The red lines which have been outlined by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during his recent speech are not undercutting Iran 's commitments, Kowsari told Trend June 24.

Khamenei on June 23 ruled out freezing sensitive nuclear work in the country for a long time and said sanctions imposed on it should be lifted as soon it reaches a final deal with the P5+1(the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany). He said that the period of implementation of nuclear agreement shouldn't be 10-12 years, but much shorter.

Meanwhile the Lausanne deal forecasts 10 and 15 years verifiable halt on sensitive nuclear development work of the Islamic Republic, according to a fact sheet released by the White House on the issue.

However Kowsari believes that the Lausanne deal is not a final deal, but a tacit agreement that is mainly in line with the US side's demands.

Iranian side and its nuclear team did not accept those limitations anyway, so the redlines outlined by the supreme leader are not violating any accepted commitment, the Iranian MP argued.

He further said that Iranian nuclear team refused to publish a fact sheet on the Lausanne deal for that reason.

Kowsari also said that Khamenei's statements were meant to inform Iranian officials and citizens as well as the counter side about the Islamic Republic's "clear framework in negotiations."

The supreme leader's explicit and transparent statements about Iran's red lines will also encourage Iran's nuclear negotiating team to follow Iran's national interests without "standing on ceremony," he stressed.

The counter side also will be informed about Iran's legal demands and will understand that it can not impose its excessive demands on Iran, Kowsari added.

"They should know that nothing will be achieved via excessive demand if they want to reach a real result."

Khameni's comments determining the redlines will cause the US side to understand that the Islamic Republic may not be forced to accept what they write by themselves, he added.

While responding a question about the possible outcome of the nuclear talks, Kowsari said that both Iran and the West are in favor of a nuclear agreement.

He further underlined that the P5+1 is in need of the deal.

However if they want a deal, the both side's demands should be included, Kowsari said.

"A final deal is achievable if Iran 's viewpoints are considered and included in its text," he emphasized.

Iran and the group P5+1 are in intense talks to hammer out a comprehensive nuclear deal by the end of June. The deal is supposed to limit Iran 's nuclear activities on one hand and on the other, remove sanctions on the country's economy.

Edited by CN

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