Skip to comments.Iran has final say on nuclear enrichment, says (Iranian FMinister) Zarif (In Conflict with Deal)
Posted on 11/30/2013 3:23:38 PM PST by xzins
Iran will decide the level of uranium enrichment in its nuclear programme based on its energy and other civilian needs, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in remarks reported Saturday.
His remarks appeared to conflict with the landmark nuclear deal struck with world powers in Geneva last weekend, which states that the enrichment level must be mutually defined and agreed upon by both sides in further negotiations.
"Iran will decide the level of enrichment according to its needs for different purposes," Zarif said late Friday night, according to the official IRNA news agency.
"Only details of the enrichment activities are negotiable," he said, referring to a final accord with the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany -- known as the P5+1 group -- that the parties hope to negotiate within a year.
Israel and Western powers hope the final accord will drastically scale back Iran's enrichment programme, which is currently producing the low-enriched uranium required for electricity and medical isotopes but could be ramped up to produce the highly enriched uranium which is a key element of a nuclear weapon.
Iran has repeatedly said it will not seek nuclear weapons while insisting it has the "right" to enrich uranium under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
"We have always said we will not allow anyone to determine our needs," Zarif was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency. "But we are prepared to negotiate about it."
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Obama/Kerry want a deal with Iran so bad - any deal - that they will agree to anything at all, just so they can say they got a deal.
The raggies are redefining the deal after-the-fact and lying their turbans off. This queers the whole deal, and takes everybody back to status quo ante six months ago.
Not everyone, the Iranians are now ahead by six months.
I thought I’d seen enough foolish foreign policy from
the Clinton administration but this, this is mind boggling.
Community organizers and wealthy senators make such good negotiators don’t they.
These idiots either don’t know what they don’t know or this is all intentional.
I’m betting intentional on barry’s party and just plain collosal ignorance on Kerry’s party.
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