Possible Nuke agreement can pave path for Iran-US cooperation
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 2
By Umid Niayesh, Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Achieving a satisfactory agreement between Iran and the P5+1 over the Islamic Republic's nuclear issue, can prepare ground for more Tehran-Washington cooperation in the future, Iranian lawmaker Mohammad Hassan Asafari told Trend July 2.
Reaching a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) is a test for future cooperation between the parties, Asafari, who is a member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said.
If the US side forsakes deception in these talks it would open the door for other mutual steps, the Iranian MP said, adding, so if they want to negotiate with Iran on other issues, the nuclear agreement will be the first step.
He further argued that Iran could start talk with the US on other issues, if Washington gives up excessive demands on the nuclear issue.
While Iran has taken the confidence making steps, the US administration will be responsible for possible failure of the nuclear talks, Asafari said.
He also said that the negotiating parties have agreed over 97 percent of the issues for comprehensive nuclear agreement.
"Removal of sanctions, inspection of Iran's military sites as well as interviews with Iranian nuclear scientists are the remaining 2-3 percent of the differences between the sides," Asafari said.
He also explained a "good deal" for Iran, saying it should secure lifting all sanctions against Tehran and guarantee maintaining the Islamic Republic's nuclear rights and technology.
Iran and the P5+1 are in intensive talks to hammer a comprehensive nuclear agreement until July 7. The sides reached a framework deal in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.
Edited by CN
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