West Adopted Deceptive Approach in Geneva Talks: IRGC Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in cultural and social affairs criticized the western countries negotiating with Iran as part of G5+1 for reneging on their commitment to keep Iran's three-step proposal confidential.
“Without making a judgment about the outcome of the negotiations, we can say that the western side in talks devised a scenario of media deception against the other side in Geneva,” Hamidreza Moqaddamfar said on Monday, in a conference on soft war in northwestern city of Oroumiyeh.
Iran and the Group5+1 -- the US, China, Russia, France, and Britain plus Germany – wrapped up two days of talks over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program in Geneva, Switzerland, last week. The two sides have agreed to meet again in the same city on November 7-8.
During the two-day talks, Tehran presented a three-step plan with the aim of bringing the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s peaceful nuclear program to an end.
However, details of the proposals have not been made public, while the two sides have agreed to keep the details confidential.
The IRGC official further noted that western side breached the agreement after the talks and conveyed a series of unconfirmed reports to media outlets affiliated to it.
On October 18, Iranian foreign minister and the country's chief negotiator said details of Tehran's package of proposals offered to the group of six major world powers are confidential, dismissing media reports on details of the package as "pure speculations."
“Iranian sources talking to media are just declaring their speculations. Those who know the details (from Iran and hopefully 5+1) will not talk about it,” Zarif said in his Twitter page today.
In relevant remarks, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi, who also had responsibility to lead Iranian team of nuclear negotiators in Geneva, had announced earlier that the proposed plan, entitled "An End to the Unnecessary Crisis and a Beginning for Fresh Horizons," contained many new ideas and had the capacity to make a breakthrough but added negotiators had agreed to keep the details confidential.