Iran says UN Security Council approval to make nuclear deal official
Tehran, Iran, July 5
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The nuclear agreement will take an official form through a UN Security Council approval, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said.
Nonetheless, the entire EU, US, and Security Council sanctions will be lifted on an agreed date when Iran's commitments will also start, he added, IRNA news agency reported July 5.
Expressing over the progress made in the nuclear talks over the past week, he said the negotiations were never more progressive.
Araqchi said there is a chance to reach an agreement.
Commenting on Iran's nuclear research and development based on the prospective agreement, the nuclear negotiator said that Iran will have the opportunity to work on advanced machines such as IR8.
"We are doing all we can and it is possible that in the next two days the texts be ready at the deputies level and be referred to ministers," he stated.
Iran and the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) are in talks to strike a deal over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. They are in a seven-day extension to a July 10 deadline.
While the six powers try to impose limitations on Iran's nuclear activities, Tehran is pushing for the removal of sanctions on its economy.
The major part of the sanctions, including those on oil, gas, petrochemicals, insurance, and shipping are related to the nuclear program. However, a small part of the sanctions were imposed on human rights and terrorism allegations.
According to Araqchi, US Congress regulations have made it difficult to handle the sanctions part of the nuclear deal.
A recent US Senate regulation requires a say by the Congress on any nuclear deal that the government would intend to make with Iran.
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