Iran says not to yield to Western demands beyond international regulations
Tehran, Iran, May 20
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran will not give way to any demands from the Western sides to the ongoing nuclear negotiations outside international regulations, member of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Javad Jahangirzadeh told Trend May 20.
The lawmaker said that he does not believe that any of the excessive demands by the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) will come true as part of a final agreement with Iran.
Iran and the six majors are trying to hammer out a comprehensive deal on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program by the end of June.
While the P5+1 are trying to limit Iran's nuclear program, Iran is demanding the lifting of sanctions on its economy in return.
"I think the Western sides are trying to test our resolution," Jahangirzadeh said.
However, he said, it is an accepted fact that we are not supposed to be the 100 percent winner in all the topics address, indicating the recognition of a give-and-take situation.
Whether the nuclear negotiations have satisfied the Islamic Republic so far is affected by two factors, Jahangirzadeh stated.
According to the lawmaker, one is the discrepancies in what the leaders of these countries say, that is, once they have confirmed some agreements, they undo their statements by making new contradictory assertions later.
The Iranian MP added that the second factor raising Iran's sensitivity about the talks is excessive demands from the six powers.
For example, they have made some new demands since the Lausanne agreement, he pointed out.
The negotiating sides reached a framework agreement in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2, which envisioned a path leading to a comprehensive deal.
Edited by CN
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