شنبه ۹ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۴:۳۶
Iran Agrees to Suspend Uranium Enrichment While Negotiating with Europe
In a letter to IAEA Iran announced that it has reached an agreement with the European countries about its nuclear activities. Hassan Rohani, The chairman of Iran’s national security council and the head of the Iranian delegate in negotiation with the EU3, said Iran has agreed to suspend its uranium enrichment whilst the negotiations with Europe continue. In a meeting with European ambassadors from Britain, France and Germany in Tehran, Rohani said this was the final agreement with the EU3. “It was necessary to clarify certain points to the three ambassadors so that they could convey it to their foreign ministers”, he said. The final draft of the agreement will most probably be ready by Monday, he added.
In the letter to IAEA, Mr. Rohani confirmed that Iran has agreed to meet the demands of the organisation’s board of governors.
However, he reiterated that the suspension of uranium enrichment is limited to the period of negations with Europe.
Hossein Mossavian, the head of Iran’s national security council’s foreign committee, and other high ranking foreign office officials were also present in the meeting with the three European ambassadors in Tehran.
Mr. Moussavian said the four countries, Iran and the three Europeans, have formed working committees who will define the frameworks of mutual cooperation on political, economic and nuclear issues. He added that by March next year these committees will produce their reports.
Rohani said Iran’s acceptance to suspend uranium enrichment is based on the Paris agreement and called this the beginning of the process to normalise Iran’s nuclear activities. He added: “Europe recognises Iran’s rights within the framework of Non Proliferation Agreement”, and “Europe will support Iran’s membership in the club of countries with nuclear fuel technology.”