Prominent MP: Zionist lobby main obstacle to final nuclear deal

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi underlined Iran’s firm stance on maintaining its inalienable nuclear rights, and said the Zionist lobby is the main obstacle standing in the way of a final nuclear deal between Iran the six major world powers.

“The Zionist lobby is the biggest hurdle in way of success of the ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna,” Boroujerdi told reporters on Friday.

He underlined that Tehran will not withdraw even an iota from its nuclear rights.

On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that the standoff over Iran’s nuclear energy program can easily be resolved if the six powers involved in the talks show the same political will that Iran has to remove the differences. “As we have said since the very first day, if the other side shows political will for reaching a solution, numerous proposals exist and have been raised to make sure that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful,” Zarif told reporters upon arrival at Vienna airport.

The G5+1 should take hard decisions in order not to define meaningless redlines during the negotiations to satisfy the pressure groups, he said, adding that such redlines are helpful neither to the settlement of this problem nor to non-proliferation.

Zarif underscored that his team of negotiators had come to Vienna with determination to reach proper results which both meet the Iranian nation’s interests and obviate the legitimate concerns of the international community.

Iran and the six major world powers are in Vienna to hold their 10th round of negotiations in the Austrian capital. They have already held 9 rounds of nuclear talks after inking an interim agreement in Geneva on November 24, 2013, and have only less than one week to strike a final deal before the November 24 deadline.

They have already held one round of talks in Muscat, Oman, seven rounds in Vienna, and one more round in New York and on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

The Geneva agreement took effect on January 20 and expired six months later on July 20. In July, Tehran and the six countries agreed to extend negotiations until November 24 after they failed to reach an agreement on a number of key issues.

By Fars News Agency


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