Honoring Geneva nuclear deal only US option: Velayati

An advisor to Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US has no option but to honor its obligations under the recent Geneva nuclear deal.

In a Sunday meeting with an Egyptian media delegation in Tehran, Ali Akbar Velayati said some US officials have admitted they cannot turn a blind eye to Iran’s nuclear capabilities and they are unable to stop Tehran’s activities.

Velayati said Iran would not accept any deal which would entail giving up the use of nuclear energy.

In order for the Sextet of world powers – the US, Britain, Russia, China, France and Germany – to achieve results in their nuclear talks with Tehran, they must recognize Iran’s nuclear rights as agreed in the accord inked between the two sides in Geneva on November 27, he added.

The Geneva nuclear deal is aimed at setting the stage for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program.

According to the official, the agreement between Tehran and the Sextet will both ease illegal sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic and secure Iran’s right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes under the full supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Under the Geneva nuclear deal, the six countries agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Iran in exchange for Tehran’s confidence-building measure to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities for a six-month period.

By Press TV

 

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