Iranian nuclear: Tehran adopts a closed position, negotiations are expected to be difficult

The Iranian flag flies in front of the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria on May 23, 2021. REUTERS - Leonhard Foeger

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Three days before the resumption of nuclear negotiations in Vienna, Iran has just toughened its tone by asserting that without the end of American sanctions, the negotiations have no chance of succeeding.

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with our correspondent in Tehran

,

Siavosh Ghazi 

It is a clear hardening on the eve of the Vienna negotiations.

Along the same lines as the main Iranian nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Said Khatibzadeh, affirmed that Iran demands the end of all American sanctions as a condition for the success of the negotiations with the great powers: “

All American sanctions must be lifted at once, in an effective and verifiable manner and with guarantees.

The position of the Islamic Republic is clear, firm and logical

”.

Iranian Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi, for his part, rejected the request by the IAEA, European countries and the United States that the agency could monitor the activities of the Iran in the Karaj nuclear site, about fifty kilometers from Tehran. “In

Karaj, we don't have any nuclear products. We produce centrifuge there for enrichment. We are not afraid to say that we produce modern centrifuges there and in large numbers. We do not ask permission from anyone and it is our right, according to article IV of the non-proliferation treaty

”.

Under these conditions, the negotiations between Iran and the great powers which are to resume Monday, November 29 in Vienna look to be rather difficult.

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