Iran rejects US summary of Geneva deal as biased

Iran rejects US summary of Geneva deal as biased
Sat Jan 18, 2014 18:27:42

Iran’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has described the US version of the technical details summary of the Geneva nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the six world powers as a one-sided interpretation, emphasizing that it cannot be a benchmark for implementing the accord.

The White House on Thursday released a four-page summary of the landmark deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 group (the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany) in Geneva last November.

“This (White House) statement is by no means a criterion for making assessments or judgments about ways of implementing the Geneva accord,” Afkham said on Friday.

The Iranian official further rejected the White House summary as a biased version of the Geneva deal and added that the statement was “a unilateral and one-sided interpretation of the recent unofficial agreements reached between experts from Iran and the P5+1 group.”

The Geneva deal (also known as the Joint Plan of Action) is set to come into effect on January 20, with the two sides gearing up to take balanced, proportional steps in a period of six months to pave the way for a final solution.

Under the Geneva deal, the six countries assumed the task of providing Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran’s agreement to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period.

The P5+1 group also agreed that no nuclear-related sanctions will be imposed on Iran within the same timeframe.


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