Iran nuclear dossier must return to IAEA: Lawmaker

Iran’s nuclear dossier must be referred back from the United Nations Security Council to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says an Iranian lawmaker.

Westerners have time and again witnessed goodwill gestures from Iran, so they had better work toward settling the standoff over Tehran’s nuclear energy program and try to return Iran’s case from the Security Council to the IAEA, said Mansour Haqiqatpour, the vice chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Majlis.

The Sextet of world powers should fulfill its commitments in talks with Iran and note that Iran’s nuclear case should be depoliticized and allowed to run its legal course, he said.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Russia, China, France, Britain and the US – plus Germany are scheduled to hold the next round of nuclear talks in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on February 18.

Haqiqatpour further stressed the importance of lifting all unilateral sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear energy program.

He said that Iran would proceed with the path of negotiations and would not leave the negotiating table “unless the Westerners and Americans intend to cause tension in the negotiations.”

Iran and the Sextet of world powers inked the interim deal on Iran’s nuclear energy program in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 24, 2013. The deal came into force on January the 20th.

Under the deal, Iran agreed to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities as a confidence-building measure, and the world powers undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief and to release more than USD 4 billion of Tehran’s oil revenues.

By Press TV


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