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Boucher: What Matters is Iran’s Deed not Word
On the aftermath of Paris talks between Iran and the three European countries, Britain, France and Germany, US State Department spokesperson, Richard Boucher said what matters for US is not what Iran agrees to. The important point is that Iran should in practice honor its word in a way that would ensure the International Atomic Energy Agency’s approval. The IAEA’s most recent resolution on Iran’s nuclear program asks Iran to stop its production of heavy water in Arak as well as its uranium enrichment activities. To entice Iran, Europe offered to help Iran in setting up another light water plant similar to the one in Bushehr, which could be used for peaceful purposes only.
It has been reported that some agreements have been reached in Paris. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Kamal Kharazi said Monday that Iran hopes these agreements would be accepted.
“Considerable progress was made during the negotiations, although still some points remain to be clarified. What matters is the acceptance that Iran is a powerful country and has access to nuclear technology for peaceful purposes …” said Kamal Kharazi, adding that “negotiations between Iran and Europe were positive and we are hoping that this process could be finalised.”
But, the UN’s arms inspector, David Albright, believes the problem would not be resolved by an agreement between Iran and Europe; whereby Iran stops uranium enrichment in return for some concessions. The problem that remains is how to apply this agreement in practice.
Talking to Reuter news agency, European diplomats, who didn’t want their name to be disclosed, said the Europeans are not going to compromise their relationship with the US in order to provide incentives for Iran. They will not supply Iran with the light water technology. However, Iran may stop its uranium enrichment before the IAEA’s meeting in 25th Nov. to prevent its case to be referred to the Security Council. But later will find an excuse to restart it.