Iran warns West not to make country give up nuclear talks
Tehran, Iran, June 28
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
An Iranian official has warned that if the West continues to exert pressure on the country due to its nuclear case, Tehran will let go of the talks and pursue its nuclear program more actively than before.
"Do not think that Iran needs a deal. We welcome an agreement, but I do not let you think that if you exert more pressure, Iran will tolerate. Do not make Iran withdraw from the talks and do not make it follow its nuclear path more speedily," Ali Larijani, speaker of the Iranian Parliament said.
He stated that so far the Western powers have admitted the country's right to uranium enrichment, as well as a research and development program because of Iran's resistance, IRIB news agency reported June 28.
They believed they had imposed crippling sanctions on Iran, but they realized that Iran was not going to surrender, he noted.
Iran and the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) are holding their final talks before a June 30 deadline to clinch a nuclear deal.
The Western powers stress limiting Iran's nuclear activities while Iran says it has legal rights to enjoy a peaceful nuclear program. The country also demands the removal of international sanctions on its economy through a prospective deal.