Newscast Media STOCKHOLM—Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, on a visit to
Tehran, said he believes a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran is possible
within six months.
“I’m convinced, if there is goodwill on both sides, a deal is possible within the very
ambitious time frame of six months,” Bildt said. “It’s not going to be easy and it
requires a genuine will for compromises on both sides. But I think the benefits that
are there for both sides are so obvious that everyone should focus minds on actually
Talking to journalists alongside his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Bildt
added that it is up to Iran to prove the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.
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Newscast Media TEHRAN—The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency has said that Iran will continue to increase the number of centrifuges in its nuclear facilities despite the sanctions that have been imposed on the country.
“The sanctions have targeted our people and cancer patients. The centrifuges will increase day by day, and we will continue our program according to the plans that we announce to the agency and under the supervision of the agency, and enrichment will never be halted,” Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh told Al-Alam News Network in an interview published on Monday.
“The purpose behind keeping Iran’s dossier open is to turn the International Atomic Energy Agency into a spy and intelligence organization,” he stated.
The Iranian ambassador also stated that the UN nuclear watchdog should take Iran’s demands into consideration at negotiations, noting, “We must be assured that our security considerations will be taken into account and that the agency will fully protect our intelligence. And the agency must agree to provide us with the documents they claim to have.”
Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog have agreed to hold a new round of talks in Tehran on December 13. The latest round of talks between Iran and the IAEA was held in Vienna on August 24.
Source: Tehran Times