Iran’s negotiations with the 5+1 countries is following a harsh path and a bright horizon does not appear to be ahead of us within the time appointed, said Abbas Araqchi, Deputy Foreign Minister in Legal and International Affairs and a prominent negotiator on Iran’s nuclear program with the six powers.
Speaking in reaction to recent statements by US Under Secretary Wendy Sherman he added "To try to negotiate through the press rather than at the negotiation table and to publically announce one’s demands, especially when accompanied with illogical excess, will not only not help the negotiations reach somewhere within the appointed term, it will further complicate the course of action.”
We believe that the time is a special one which might not come again for any of the sides. We are sure that if the other side is honest and serious about its claimed objective, that is to make sure of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, it will not be hard to reach that objective, Araqchi asserted.
He further stated "The Iranian negotiation team has so far offered ideas and initiatives with executive and operational effects and able to meet all worries about Iran’s nuclear program. If necessary, the details of the proposals will be made public and then all notice whose fault it has been if the occasion goes waste and who is responsible. This is evidenced by expressions of sorrow made these days by incumbent political leaders in the West over similar opportunities that went unused during the Bush administration.”
Asserting that Iran’s stance on the nuclear program is quite clear he said that the country will not back down as much as one step from its rightful place.
"Still, we are ready to make things as transparent as they can get. This means that there will be no set-back. The entire nuclear capabilities of Iran will be preserved and no facilities will be closed or even suspended. No equipment or facilities will be removed. The country’s scientific progress will not be marred, and most importantly, the industrial enrichment will continue within the needful framework. At the same time, the entire sanctions have to be removed. The Islamic Republic of Iran will not accept as many as one instance of sanctions within the comprehensive deal.”