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The head of the Iranian regime’s Human Rights Council has said if the nuclear talks fail, it will be the fault of the West.
Mohammad Javad Larijani said that world powers are grasping at ‘every opportunity’ to put pressure on Iran in their negotiations with the regime.
The Iranian regime must allow the United Nations weapons inspectors into the country as part of any deal on the regime's nuclear weapons program, William Tobey wrote on Foreign Policy.
William Tobey, a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, said current evidence suggested Iran was already cheating the West by continuing to try to build a nuclear bomb.
The EU and the US confirmed Friday that nuclear talks between with the Iranian regime will resume on December 17 in Geneva after the last round of talks failed to reach a deal with Tehran last month.
The European Union's diplomatic service said the talks will be at the level of senior policy officials rather than foreign ministers.
The world powers and the Iranian regime will resume nuclear talks in Geneva next Wednesday, the state-run news agency IRNA reported on Friday.
Before the talks, bilateral meetings at deputy minister level between Iran and the P5+1 group, including Britain, France, the United States, Russia, China plus Germany, will also be held in Geneva, said Abbas Araqchi.
The United States must make 'transparency and openness' a condition of all negotiations with Iran, former US governor Howard Dean has told a conference in Brussels on Wednesday.
He also condemned the recent spate of acid attacks against women perpetrated by the regime's Basij paramilitary force and with the approval of Iran's ruling mullahs.
The U.N. atomic watchdog dismissed on Thursday an offer by the Iranian regime of access to a region where explosives experiments of possible use in nuclear weapons development may have taken place, saying this did not address its concerns.
The Iranian regime told a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency last month it would let IAEA inspectors visit the western Marivan.