Iran: Extending the nuclear negotiations 'will not work' - Maryam Rajavi
- Published on Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:30
Below is a translation of a report by Agence France-Presse (AFP):
The protracted negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program "will not work" only will "give time" to Tehran for "more deception," Maryam Rajavi the president of the main exiled Iranian opposition group said Saturday.
In a statement, the President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), described "the fruitless Vienna negotiations and the regime's refusal to accept a comprehensive agreement that could permanently prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon as a failure for the policy of appeasing and showing latitude towards the regime."
Iran and the 5 +1 countries (Russia, UK, USA, France, China and Germany) ended negotiations at Friday night and Saturday in Vienna after deciding to give a four months extension until November 24, to reach a final agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.
The opposition in exile said: " Had the mullahs been determined enough, six months would have been more than enough time to reach a comprehensive agreement. But over the past 10 years, the clerical regime has consistently used negotiations as a tactic for buying more time.
Such stall tactics coupled with endless bargaining during marathon negotiations is the mullahs' modus operandi. They do not take anything seriously except the language of firmness and strength."
" Extending the negotiations will achieve nothing except giving the mullahs more time to continue their deception," she says, considering that Iran must "fully implement the UN Security Council resolutions, particularly a complete halt of uranium enrichment, acceptance of the Additional Protocol, and securing of free access to IAEA inspectors to the regime's suspicious nuclear installations and sites would be prerequisites of abandoning the pursuit of the bomb by the regime.. "
The Iranian dissidents of the NCRI and the People's Mojahedin Organization (PMOI) had revealed the existence of the Iranian nuclear program in 2002. Fiercely opposed to the regime of the mullahs, they regularly alert on the extent of the program through their contacts in Iran,.
No date has been set yet for the resumption of negotiations, but a meeting an expert level meeting in August has been raised