No online cameras allowed at nuclear sites: Zarif

TEHRAN, Apr. 07 (MNA) – Iran’s Zarif and Ali Akbar Salehi attended a closed session in the Parliament today to brief the MPs on Swiss Statement regarding Iran and the 5+1 nuclear talks.

The session started at 8:21 AM Tehran time with head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Ali Akbar Salehi delivering a speech on the technical meetings in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Mohammad Javad Zarif then walked up to the podium to brief the MPs on the 5+1 policies and how they would implement their obligations.

According to one of the MPs present at the session, Zarif’s explanations were accepted by the majority of Parliament members.

Another MP quoted Ali Akbar Salehi as saying that the technical negotiations in Lausanne mostly evolved around the issue of nuclear waste. “We have agreed that Iran must join an international consortium so that the nuclear waste which poses a great environmental risk to Iran and the world as a whole to be safely transported out of the country,” Salehi was quoted to have said during the closed session.

Zarif was also quoted to have asserted that the additional protocol must be passed by the Parliament. He stressed that Iran would allow no online cameras to be installed in nuclear facilities as the country had have several tragic experiences in which Iranian nuclear scientists had been assassinated due to having been identified.

“I have told the western diplomats that Iran is capable of making an atom bomb anytime it wills, but the one and only fact that has stopped us from doing so is Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa (an Islamic legal pronouncement) and not the sanctions and pressures levied at the country,” Zarif was quoted as having said.

Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini read the final statement of intensive nuclear negotiations in Lausanne on April 2 following nine days of hectic, intensive talks between Iran and the 5+1. The statement will set the framework for further negotiations and a final deal by the end of June.

 

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