Iran’s top national security official Ali Larijani holds a news conference in Madrid, July 7. Iran has again rejected international demands it freeze its controversial nuclear programme and warned the UN Security Council against choosing a “path of confrontation”.
Iran has again rejected international demands it freeze its controversial nuclear programme and warned the UN Security Council against choosing a “path of confrontation”.
In a statement read on state television Thursday, nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani also said Iran would take until August 22 to reply to an international offer of incentives in exchange for a halt of uranium enrichment.
But he also accused the United States, which has lumped Iran into an “axis of evil”, of trying to derail diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis.
“According to the adopted plan to generate 20,000 megawatts of atomic energy over the next 20 years, the Islamic republic has decided to make some of its own nuclear fuel inside Iran,” said the statement from Larijani, the head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.
He said Tehran was “ready to find a diplomatic solution with a suitable calendar for both parties” but issued a warning to the Security Council — currently discussing ways to pressure Iran into freezing enrichment.
“If the path of confrontation is chosen instead of the path of dialogue, and if there is any action to limit the absolute rights of the Iranian people, the Islamic republic will have no choice but to revise its policy,” the statement warned.
Iran spins the Western media cycle again. This is getting old, repetitive and pathetic quickly.
The United Nations Security Council should vote on a resolution by Saturday. Even Russia is growing tired of the Iranian STALL.
And remember the letter President Ahmadinejad wrote German Chancellor Merkel? Now, the Germans just say it is “rather weird”……and not about the Iranian nuclear program but the Palestinian problem, Zionism and the Jews.
Iran enjoys playing the martyr but after UNSC sanctions imposed because of their recalcitrance on accepting the P-5-Plus-1 proposal, they can be viewed as just STUPID – it is the best deal Iran will get.
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