Iran's President Cautions against Wrong Interpretations of Geneva Deal
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s enrichment right has been recognized in Geneva deal with the six world powers, President Hassan Rouhani said, and warned that any effort to present wrong interpretations of the deal will damage mutual trust.
“If other countries attempt to present a different interpretation of the deal, they will damage mutual trust and the confidence-building efforts.” Rouhani said in a meeting with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov here in Tehran Wednesday.
He stressed that the Geneva agreement enshrines Iran’s entire nuclear rights, including the right to enrich uranium.
The Iranian president noted that Iran wants to enrich uranium on its own soil within the framework of the Geneva deal.
Rouhani, however, underlined Tehran’s commitment to the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.
The Russian top diplomat, for his part, said that Tehran and Moscow have a similar interpretation of the nuclear deal struck in Geneva.
Sergei Lavrov said the international law allows all countries to develop civilian nuclear program, including uranium enrichment for peaceful purposes.
Based on Geneva deal, Tehran has agreed to the most intrusive inspection and monitoring regime ever imposed on a signatory of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), as it will allow the IAEA to inspect daily its facilities in Natanz and Fordow.
For the first time, the country would also allow inspection and monitoring of its centrifuge manufacturing facilities and its uranium mines and mills.