TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Islamic Republic of Iran should continue its peaceful nuclear program and it should not be deceived by recent Vienna talks which seems time wasting and in favor of the West, and no retreat from the country’s rights is accepted by the negotiating team.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday said Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium is around 16 times the limit laid down in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and major world powers in 2015.
In its quarterly report on Monday, the IAEA said Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium was estimated to be 3,241 kilograms as of May 22 (vs 2,967.8 kilograms in February). The limit laid down in the deal was 300 kilograms of uranium in a particular compound form, the equivalent of 202.8 kilograms of uranium.
According to the report, the quarterly increase in Iran’s enriched uranium stock was estimated to be 273.2 kilograms, (vs 524.9 kg in February).
This report comes at the time the Vienna talks on the return of the U.S. to the JCPOA are underway and everybody claims something about the outcome of the talks. On Monday while it was said this would be the last round of the talks, Iran’s top negotiator to Vienna talks said despite intense efforts made by all involved parties to reach a conclusion in the ongoing fifth round of talks, he was not sure that this would be the final round of negotiations.
Araqchi further said, “We are now at a point [in talks] where major bones of contention are being discussed… Texts have been made ready. A lot of texts have been made ready, but sticking points are still being discussed.”
The Iranian deputy foreign minister added, “I am personally not sure that we will reach a conclusion in this round [of talks]. However, we will continue our efforts. Delegations may need to go back to their countries once more for more consultations. No final decision has been reached yet.”
As it was expected, the West and especially the U.S. seeks buying time and it wants Iran unilaterally to return to its JCPOA commitments while it doges it under the pressure of the Zionists.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said last week that an agreement is within reach on the removal of sanctions on Tehran, but it remains for the US to make a “political decision” and change course on the “failed legacy” of the former Trump regime.
As the Supreme Leader has set the red lines for talks on the revival of the JCPOA, the negotiating team is not allowed to surpass these red lines by giving concessions to the West and returning to its JCPOA commitments, unless all sanctions are removed. When it is said “removing all sanctions” it means “all sanctions” and the U.S. cannot remove partial sanctions in order to fool Iran for its return to the JCPOA commitments because it was the U.S. who violated the deal last time and now Iran is in better position than 2015 as the current pro-West government is on the verge of transferring the power to a likely revolutionary government which will follow the revolutionary principles.
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said last week that the country continues to enrich uranium to 60 percent purity level as talks between the country and the remaining signatories to the JCPOA continue in the Austrian capital.
This is what exactly the country should do to defend its rights against the world arrogance. Nation will not accept any retreat and concession by the negotiating team in Vienna talks, and the team this time is not allowed to give any one-sided concessions to the other party and it should be a real win-win deal and not a paper deal wherein the West claims victory by halting the nuclear program without any tangible practical results for Iran.
As long as the talks continue, Iran should continue its peaceful nuclear programs no matter what the IAEA, as the pressure lever of the West, reports on its nuclear activities because this agency works as a tool in favor of the West for putting pressures on the countries which do not give in the world powers, especially the West.
So let the IAEA issues reports and we continue our peaceful nuclear program which is the right of this country and its brave nation until the country regains its rights.