|5+1 group has acknowledged Iran’s nuclear rights: Baqeri||
QOM – The deputy secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has said that the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) has acknowledged Iran’s nuclear rights.
“The 15-month hiatus in talks and what happened during this period constituted this achievement for us that the Westerners acknowledged Iran’s nuclear rights because in the negotiations that we held in Bahman (13)89 in Istanbul, they were not ready to acknowledge Iran’s nuclear rights and were not ready to resolve (the dispute over) Iran’s nuclear rights through cooperation,” Ali Baqeri said in the city of Qom on Sunday in reference to the hiatus in talks between Tehran and the world powers, which began in Istanbul on January 22, 2011 and was broken on April 14, 2012 in Istanbul.
Baqeri added that after the talks in Istanbul in 2012, “Western countries sent some letters to Iran acknowledging the nuclear rights of the Iranian nation.”
“It was necessary that they prove this in practice. Therefore, they put forward their proposals during the Baghdad meeting, and Iran’s proposals were elaborated on in the Moscow meeting,” he stated.
After the Istanbul talks, Iran and the six major powers met in Baghdad on May 23 and 24 and then in Moscow on June 18 and 19.
Baqeri also said, “Iran’s deft use of various means to help realize inalienable rights of the Iranian nation is one of the components of the system’s serious (efforts) after the 15-month hiatus.”
Commenting on the role of the president in the nuclear issue, he stated, “The (nuclear) issue is not merely technical and does not concern only the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran because it is regarded as the main point of confrontation between the hegemonistic system and the Islamic Republic. Therefore, the relevant organizations have held joint meetings, and it has been agreed that all these institutions hold discussions under the aegis of the secretariat of the Supreme National Security Council, which is being supervised by the Supreme Leader, and major and strategic decisions will be implemented after the approval of the Leader and the president. Thus, the president has an important role in nuclear decisions.”
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