Russia sees chances to lift Iran sanctions via Int’l talks

Russia sees chances to lift Iran sanctions via Int’l talks
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:36:04

Russia said on Thursday chances have emerged to lift sanctions on Iran as a result of international talks on Tehran's nuclear program.

"Despite difficult course of the negotiating process, a possibility emerges to satisfy in full all integral rights of Iran as member state of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, including the right to enrich uranium and lifting sanctions regime," Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"We presume all parties in the talks will show political will to reach a final, mutually acceptable agreement that would allow to fully restore the international community's trust in the exclusively peaceful character of Iran's nuclear program."

This is while International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued a new report earlier, confirming Iran’s commitment to an interim nuclear deal it signed with six world powers last year.

The monthly update report by the IAEA indicated that the Islamic Republic is continuing to meet its commitments under the interim accord that came into effect in January.

The report added that Tehran has begun using about 3.5 kg of its 20 percent enriched uranium in oxide form to produce fuel as agreed under an earlier agreement to extend the interim deal, which expired on July 20.

On August 18, Director General of the IAEA Yukiya Amano said he expects progress will be made over Iran’s nuclear energy program within the next week.

Amano said Iran had started implementing five nuclear transparency measures ahead of the August 25 deadline for Tehran to provide the agency with a new set of information on its nuclear energy program.

Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - China, Russia, Britain, France, and the United States - plus Germany clinched a landmark interim deal in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24, 2013.

Under the Geneva deal, dubbed the Joint Plan of Action, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for the Islamic Republic agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period.

In July, Iran and the six countries agreed to extend their discussions until November 24 in an effort to achieve a permanent nuclear deal.


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