Impossible to restrain Iran’s defense strength - official
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
It is impossible to restrain Iran’s scientific capabilities and defense strength, an Iranian deputy foreign minister said.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi has said that Iran’s scientific capabilities in nuclear sphere made the world powers to sit down at the negotiating table, IRNA news agency reported.
The Iranian official made the remarks at a ceremony held in northern province of Alborz to unveil his new book namely “Terrorism and Cyberspace in the Middle East”.
As a result of the nuclear deal clinched between Iran and the world powers last year, the world officially acknowledged Iran’s nuclear program, Araqchi added.
He further added that Iran’s defense strength prevented the westerners from striking the country’s nuclear sites.
Therefore they had to sit around negotiation table to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, he said.
The P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the UK, the US as well as Germany) reached a historic deal with Iran last year to curb the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program in return for lifting the nuclear related sanctions.