Iran to resume 20% enrichment if sextet doesn’t accept “190,000 SWUs”

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian lawmaker said if the G5+1 (five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) does not accept Iran’s need to provide 190,000 Separative Work Units (SWUs), Tehran would immediately resume the 20-percent Uranium enrichment.
 “If the sextet does not accept our needs such as providing 190,000 SWUs, we would immediately  resume our previous activities, the most important of which would be starting 20-percent Uranium enrichment,” reiterated the Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi.

Referring to the emphases placed by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on securing the Iranian nation’s rights, Boroujerdi stressed that the Supreme Leader gave a strong response to the excessive demands of the Western powers.

Imam Khamenei had earlier underlined that Iran’s uranium enrichment was a vital issue, adding that the country definitely needed an enrichment capacity of 190,000 SWUs. The Leader had warned that the West’s objective in the issue of uranium enrichment is to persuade the Islamic Republic of Iran to limit its enrichment capacity to 10,000 SWUs.

The Iranian lawmaker further clarified that based on an Act of the parliament, the administration is obliged to annually exploit 20,000 Megawatts of electricity from Bushehr nuclear power plant and such amount of electricity needs considerable number of centrifuges which should be considered in Vienna talks.

“Iran would continue its nuclear activities in the framework of the regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency and would never ignore its nuclear rights based on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT),” added Boroujerdi.

Since July 2, delegates from Iran and the sextet have launched a fresh round of high-profile talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna in a bid to hammer out a comprehensive deal on Tehran’s nuclear case.

The long-awaited accord is aimed at resolving the decade-long standoff on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

By Tasnim News Agency


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