All Sides to Benefit from Iran’s Nuclear Proposal: Senior Cleric
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani described Iran’s nuclear proposal as a "win-win" offer that would benefit all sides.
“Iran’s (nuclear) proposal is a win-win proposal which is in the interest of the region, the West, and, of course, Iran,” Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani said, addressing a large group of worshipers here in Tehran on Friday.
He referred to Iran’s talks with the Group 5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) on Tehran’s nuclear energy program and urged the sextet to accept Iran’s offer.
If the other side rejects the proposal, it will not be a win-win situation anymore, but a win-lose one, the senior cleric reiterated.
“But who is going to lose? It is important (to remember) that the US has been the loser whenever it confronted the Iranian nation and the (Islamic) Revolution,” Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani stated.
Iran and the G5+1 (alternatively known as P5+1 or E3+3) are in talks to reach a final agreement over Tehran’s nuclear energy program and the removal of unjustified sanctions against Iran.
The two sides are supposed to hold meetings in New York in September.
Iran and the sextet clinched a landmark interim deal in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 23, 2013. The agreement took effect on January 20 and expired six months later on July 20.
In July, the two sides agreed on the extension of their discussions until November 24 in an effort to achieve a permanent nuclear deal.