Jun 30, 2015, 10:50 AM
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American journalist criticizes US approach in nuclear talks with Iran

Tehran, June 30, IRNA – Jeremy Hammond, Independent political analyst on Tuesday criticized US approach in nuclear talks, adding that Iranian negotiating team has shown good will.

Speaking to IRNA, the founding editor of Foreign Policy Journal called Iran's nuclear issue an unnecessary crisis, saying there is no evidence that show Iran's nuclear program is not peaceful.
Access to nuclear technology and peaceful use of it is Iran's right as an NPT signatory, Hammond underlined.
Calling Iran's sanctions as illegal, he noted that since the embargoes have targeted common Iranians, they violate international rules on human rights.
Criticizing US excessive demands in nuclear talks, Hammond said that even the additional protocols cannot force countries to allow inspectors to visit their non-nuclear sites.
Iran should refer the case of illegal sanctions against it to the Hague International Court of Justice, he noted.
Iran and the P5+1 – the US, Russia, Britain, China, France, and Germany – have been in talks to reach a comprehensive deal on Tehran’s nuclear energy program following a mutual understanding reached in the Swiss city of Lausanne early in April after months of tough negotiations.
The negotiations would continue into Tuesday when Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, are expected to arrive in the Austrian capital.