May 4, 2014, 3:41 AM
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MP: Nuclear talks 100% supported, 5+1 not honest enough

Tehran, May 4, IRNA – The Supreme Leader, the nation, and the Parliament approve of the nuclear negations, and so do us cent percent, lawmaker Esma'eil Kowsari said here Saturday, questioning honesty of six world powers in the talks.

'The main point in these negotiations is maintaining the balance and proper in implementation of both sides' commitments, which needs to be observed,' he said in a meeting with the press on the sidelines of a conference comprised of the critics and opponents of the Geneva Joint Plan of Action, titled 'We're Worried', held at the auditorium of the former US Embassy in Tehran.

'We have not made any fault in the course of the nuclear negotiations thus far and (our nuclear program) works, too, have been in the framework of the nuclear NPT,' he added.

The parliament member reiterated that the nuclear talks must be pursued in the framework of the regulations while preserving the interests and rights of the Iranian nation.

Kowsari said that all the same the world powers involved in the nuclear talks with Iran have not showed the sufficient amount of honesty.

'We expect that if our country's negotiation team has accepted some of the (other side's) conditions, the 5+1 (group) countries, too, would act accordingly, which is moving towards lifting the whole baselessly imposed sanctions and abiding by the commitments they have made,' he said.

Kowsari emphasized that a balance should be observed in the two sides' given concessions while preserving the Iranian nation's rights seriously.

** Negotiation team should heed expressed serious concerns

Fatemeh Alia, another MP participating in the conference, too, told the media representatives that she hopes the Iranian negotiation team would heed the expressed worries.

'The whole (Iranian) nation believes the main intention of the United States is fully halting the Iranian nuclear program; therefore, since beginning of the drafting the final nuclear of the 5+1G agreement with Iran is scheduled for May 13 this year, the analysts, the university students, the elites, and the university professors wish to express their worries to the (Iranian) nuclear negotiators hoping that they would heed such concerns,' she added.

Member of the Central Committee of the Paydari (Resistance) Front (formerly close to the former president Ahmadinejad, but now insisting that they have no ties with him) also said she hoped the government would not treat its critics which she said 'were its precious assets' by 'labeling them as illiterates' and by disregarding their expressed worries.

Regarding the sanctions, too, Alia said that 'no crack has still been observed in the sanctions' (against President Rouhani and his cabinet's opposite comments) adding that the westerners have changed the titles such as terrorists, and human rights violators, and on such pretexts they have even further intensified the sanctions.

Such allegations are made under such conditions that the concerned Iranian officials, such as the Central Bank governor and the economy and treasure minister have time and again announced that all the agreed 4 installments of the Iranian blocked cash assets have been released and are under Iran's disposal.

There has also been the lifting of the plane and plane parts sales and the auto industry sanctions which have been lifted, and intentionally ignored by the Iranian critics of the nuclear deal.

On November 24, 2013, Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) reached a deal on Iran’s nuclear program.

The agreement, or Joint Plan of Action, requires Iran and the P5+1 countries to take specific steps as part of a six-month, first-phase deal, and it outlines the broad parameters for negotiating a comprehensive solution.

After three rounds of technical talks to discuss the details of implementing the first-phase of the deal, the sides agreed to begin implementation on January 20, 2014. The first-phase will last until July 20, 2014, unless the parties agree to an extension.

According to the provisions of the interim agreement, Iran continues to produce low (below 5%) enriched uranium and keeps both 5% and 20% enriched uranium stocks on its soil. Iran maintains centrifuge production capabilities, including the skills of its work force, and continues with centrifuge R&D and testing. Some of the 5% enriched uranium and all of the 20% enriched uranium gets converted to oxide. In addition, no new centrifuges will be installed.

Under the current agreement, Iran would produce additional centrifuges only to replace the broken ones, and it commits to placing all manufactured rotor cylinders and centrifuges under IAEA control.

In return, the full international and unilateral sanctions imposed against Iran need to be lifted parallel with the steps taken by Iran in applying with the terms of the final agreement.