Iran accuses US of preventing nuclear deal
Tehran, Iran, July 11
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The talks with the P5+1 have been successful, but the US continues working, a senior Iranian official said.
Mohsen Rezaei, secretary of the Expediency Council, said the US is seeking more advantages out of the talks, IRNA news agency reported July 11.
"The US has no choice but negotiations. Military threats and intensifying sanctions have failed. Even US president Barack Obama has admitted that," he asserted.
"All the world's powers agree on a deal and we have even seen Russia and China criticize the US for excessive demands."
Asked to comment on whether a deal from the negotiations would have to be ratified by the Iranian Parliament and Supreme National Security Council, Rezaei refused to comment, saying that the Expediency Council does not interfere in the issue.
The P5+1 (the US,UK, Germany, France, China, Russia, Germany) group and Iran are working on a deal which will slow down Iran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, though the pace of lifting the sanctions has been a major sticking point.
The negotiating sides once more extended the talks till July 13 after they failed another deadline on July 10.