A former Iranian nuclear negotiator says there is a good chance that Iran and world powers would clinch a final deal on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program, Press TV reports.
“I don’t believe the talks would collapse. At least, they would be able to agree on the principles of the comprehensive deal, on the outlines. …It seems to me…the second one has a good chance…,” said Seyyed Hossein Mousavian.
“The main obstacle clearly is the capacity of enrichment and the period for Iran to reach full capacity to provide fuel for Bushehr,” he said, referring to the nuclear power plant in southern Iran.
“The (nuclear) contract with Russia is going to be terminated by 2021. From the Iranian point of view, they should be able to provide fuel by 2021. This does mean Iran should gradually increase the capacity of enrichment till 2021 for… 190,000 SWU (Separative Work Unit) to provide fuel for Bushehr. Americans… want to extend this duration for something like 15 years,” Mousavian noted.
Iran and the P5+1 — the US, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany — are working to hammer out a comprehensive deal after they clinched an interim nuclear accord last November that took effect on January 20 and expired six months later. The deadline for the talks has been set for November 24.
By Press TV
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