Legislator Calls Recognition of Enrichment Right Major Achievement of N. Talks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian legislator described the world powers’ recognition of the Islamic Republic’s right to enrich uranium inside the country as the greatest achievement of the recent nuclear talks in Geneva.
“The most important achievement of Geneva talks was restoration of Iran’s enrichment right, which was well materialized by the negotiating team,” Ya’qoub Jadgal, a member of the Iranian parliament, told Tasnim on Monday.
Earlier on Sunday, Iran and the six major world powers (the five permanent UN Security Council Members plus Germany) inked an interim deal on Tehran’s nuclear program following more than four days of intensive negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva.
“With expertise work and with the aim of defending the rights of the great Iranian nation, Iran’s negotiating team could achieve effectual results in the nuclear field by doing a win-win deal,” the lawmaker added.
Since conclusion of the marathon talks in Geneva, different Iranian officials have reiterated that the country’s right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes was stipulated in the newly-signed accord.
Speaking in a press conference on Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the recent nuclear deal between Tehran and the six major world powers explicitly recognizes Iran’s right to enrich uranium inside the country.
Moreover, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also said on Sunday evening that the country’s right to uranium enrichment is enshrined in the nuclear agreement with the Sextet of world powers.
Speaking at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport upon return from Geneva on Sunday evening, Zarif said all member states of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) have the right to use peaceful nuclear energy and “in the present agreement, it has been emphasized at two different points that there will be no solution without (the existence of) a nuclear enrichment program inside Iran.”