TEHRAN – Iranian MP Ezzatollah Yusefian Molla says that Western governments are expected to make concessions in the upcoming talks with Iran over the country’s nuclear program.
Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) held their latest round of talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan on February 26 and 27.
The meeting was reported to be a “partial” success, with the Iranian side saying that the six major powers had adopted a more realistic approach to the nuclear issue.
In an interview conducted by the parliament’s news agency ICANA on Monday, Yusefian Molla said, “During the recent talks in Almaty, the language used by the 5+1 group was totally different than that of the previous rounds, and this change of stance should be regarded as a great achievement for Iran.”
He added, “Western governments thought they could pressure Iran through offering to give us 20 percent enriched uranium, which is needed for the Tehran research reactor.
“However, Iran is currently capable of enriching uranium up to 20 percent, and there is no need for the Westerners in this regard.”
The West has no option besides continuing the talks with Iran and making concessions if they want to show Iran that their concerns about the country’s nuclear program are sincere, he said in conclusion.
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