Judiciary chief calls for reliance on Iran’s domestic capabilities, expertise

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani underlined that the Iranian nation will never accept the world powers’ excessive demands to prevent the country’s nuclear progress, and called for relying on domestic capabilities and talents.

“The team of (Iran’s) negotiators should avoid waiting for the opportunities and that might be created as a result of negotiations and after striking a possible final deal, they should instead make use of the domestic talents and capabilities,” Amoli Larijani said, addressing high-ranking judiciary officials in Tehran on Wednesday.

He underlined that the negotiations with the world powers should proceed within the framework of the Islamic establishment’s policies and redlines.

Earlier today, Iranian Supreme Leader’s top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that Tehran will not accept the excessive demands raised by some western countries in the negotiations between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany).

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has tried to resolve issues through negotiations, but it will stand up to the excessive demands of some western countries… ,” Velayati said in a meeting with officials of the China’s Strategic Studies Center in Beijing.

The top Iranian adviser reiterated that Iran will also seek the help of interested states to resist against the West’s excessive demands.

After nine days of hard work in Lausanne, Switzerland, Iran and the Group 5+1 reached an understanding on April 2 which laid the ground for them to start drafting the final nuclear deal over Tehran’s nuclear energy program ahead of a July 1 deadline.

Reading out a joint statement at a press conference with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Lausanne on April 2, Zarif said according to the agreement, all the US, EU and UN Security Council sanctions against Iran would be lifted under the final deal.

The seven nations are now drafting the final deal.

But earlier this month, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi complained that the world powers welsh on what they agree to undertake in the nuclear talks with Iran.

“We welcome interaction as Iran’s logic is based interaction with the world. We are not after confrontation,” Salehi said in Tehran, addressing a ceremony to commemorate the Iranian nuclear scientists assassinated by the foreign spy agencies.

He said the nuclear negotiations with the G5+1 are progressing well, but “they are lowballing with regard to certain issues that we had agreed on.”

Salehi underscored that Tehran is after a nuclear agreement with the world powers “but not at any price”.

His remarks came after the US Senate advanced a legislation that would allow the Congress to review a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran. The bill turned into a law by President Obama’s endorsement.

By Fars News Agency