Nuclear Talks Were Not for Sanctions Relief
TEHRAN (MNA) – The head of Iran’s JCPOA followup committee said Mon. that the country’s main objective in nuclear negotiations with P5+1 was to establish its right to nuclear energy, not to merely call for sanctions relief.
Iranian deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Abbas Araqchi, who also heads the follow-up committee on JCPOA, made the remarks in a televised interview Monday night, adding “the sanctions relief was not our main concern, but one of our key demands during the negotiations. Our main concern for agreeing to sit down at the negotiating table was to establish Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy.”
“I do not believe that our negotiations with the P5+1 was solely aimed at sanctions relief,” Araqchi added. “That the international community and UN Security Council recognized and respected our right to nuclear energy was enough for us.”