Nuclear team firmly moving along national interests: Salehi

Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi

Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA – Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Wednesday that nuclear negotiators parties have no choice but reaching an agreement as the Iranian team is strongly moving in line with the country’s interests.

AEOI Chairman Ali Akbar Salehi made the remarks while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a huge rally to mark the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory.

Referring to the future of the nuclear negotiations, Salehi said the talks have reached a “sensitive” stage.

The AEOI chairman stressed, “Iranians need to know that for the first time the current nuclear negotiating team that is talking about technical issues is strongly defending rights of the Iranian nation.”

“If they describe the nuclear talks as complicated and tough, it is because the technical and legal aspects of the talks,” Salehi said stressing that nuclear negotiators are logically standing against West’s excessive demands presenting technical justifications to the nuclear negotiators based on several months of expert works which have been made at the AEOI.”

He said that the outcome of the Iranian nuclear experts studies was presented to the UN after being confirmed by domestic officials and then was discussed by experts of other negotiating countries including the US.

“According to our calculations,” Salehi said, “no choice is left but reaching an agreement as other options will benefit none of the negotiating parties.”