Boroujerdi:

Iran ‘secured better side of nuclear trade-off’

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TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (MNA) – Head of Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has said in a diplomatic battle of nuclear negotiation, Iran’s team scored excellent, where they clinched the better side of the trade-off.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi has joined the Reformist parliamentarians in his endorsement of the nuclear negotiations which at least removed the sanctions on oil sector and which was a trade-off where Iran secured the better part. He believed JCPOA would have been lost should Iran persisted in keeping greater part of its enrichment chain, while it would also be pressed harder vis-à-vis crippling sanctions, which he believed, was painful in oil exports. He sat in an interview with Mehr News Political Service.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi emphasized that a tinge of fairness about the deal in any judgement should provide enlightenment as to the economic as well as nuclear achievements it would bring to the country. “If the country and the diplomatic machinery were not in this stage, other more dire stages would await the country,” he replies the critics of the deal.

“We should have waged efforts to revive our rights to the last penny; however, as the Leader has frequently said, the US is the deviating side, and has not been committed to its obligations under JCPOA; they are not to be trusted; but the reality is that the US is also an enemy that had sanctioned our oil exports and US-led UN resolutions deprived our nation of their legitimate rights,” he continues, “we should have defend the least of our rights by the JCPOA, and I would have no doubt that the least outcome the deal brought us was to break the ice in oil exports, otherwise, our export would fail to bounce to its amount to that before sanctions; now however, Iran is working strongly with OPEC member states to secure certain amount of exports to save its economy.”

Boroujerdi however admited that some part of the system is not working and in banking sector Iran has some bones to break with the international system especially the US; “Banking problem still persists; however, better situation has welcomed Iranian financial system which at the past had been impossible. Small banks actually work with Iran; we addressed the problem through President Rouhani in his New York visit and session with signatories of the JCPOA, where it was a trial of the US, since is the major party to the JCPOA with most violation cases,” he told Mehr News.

He was more pragmatic in the face of the practical politics which he believed would help Iranians to stop the historical injustice to continue; “restrictions on Iran’s economy as well as nuclear industry would persist if we failed to clinch the deal; we are a member state to NPT and complied with the limitations on proliferation of nuclear weapons; while Iran’s nuclear program would be seen as an act of smuggling, JCPOA had the world recognize our nuclear program, and now we have not to turn to black market to procure a spare part easily found in the conventional markets,” he asserted.

“Our IR1 centrifuges will be promoted to IR2, IR4, and IR8 through research and development program and no restriction would affect them, however, we will need longer times to industrial-level enrichment; the AEOI predicts that we require the same amount of time to avid crash in our centrifuges,” Boroujedi rejoiced to say, before facing a grim prospect of the yet unsatisfactory nature of the situation; “this is not to say that the conditions have been optimum for our industry. In a conventional war, you would lose many things, but you would heroically defend your territorial integrity in the face of a treacherous enemy; the analogy here is relevant to the situation; we have given some points and at the same time secured some points in an international battle as well as a trade-off. I believe Iran gained the better part of the tradeoff, given the situation it had during the negotiations,” he concluded.

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