Tehran, Iran, June 29
By Mehdi Sepahvand, Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Senior Iranian MP says the Islamic Republic believes in a single principle in the nuclear negotiations and will accept nothing else.
"We believe in one principle which is the only good deal and nothing else," Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee told Trend June 28.
P5+1 Group (United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany) reached a politic agreement with Iran on April 2, while the sides have been attempting to achieve a comprehensive nuclear agreement by self-imposed deadline on June 30.
"The talks are going along well according to the lines drawn by the Supreme Leader which are instructions to the negotiations", he said.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 23 ruled out freezing sensitive nuclear work in the country for a long time and said sanctions imposed on it should be lifted as soon it reaches a final deal with the P5+1. He said that the period of implementation of nuclear agreement shouldn't be 10-12 years, but much shorter.
Khamenei also said that the economic sanctions should be eliminated and Iran will not allow foreigners to inspect its military bases or interview with officials in nuclear issue.
The International Atomic Energy Agency asked Iran to allow interviews with some Iranian officials and nuclear scientists. The UN body also wants to inspect Parchin military base, where Iran might have conducted nuclear-related tests in the last decade.
Boroujerdi added that "the reason of the slow talks and a failure to reach a deal by the deadline is these red lines and the resistance".
In any case, the U.S. must adapt itself, Boroujerdi said, adding that if the U.S. does not end making excessive demands, a deal may be lost.
He went on to comment on the role of China and Russia in the nuclear talks.
"The role played by Russia and China differs from those played by the UK and France," he said. "They welcome an outcome more."