Nu­clear Talks Were Not for Sanc­tions Re­lief

Iran News - - ایران نیوز -

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.”

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