|Iran’s right to enrichment non-negotiable: Rouhani||
“The people should be assured that the right to nuclear technology and the right to enrichment in Iran are not negotiable,” Rouhani told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday when asked about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent remarks in which he said the sanctions could be eased if Iran took certain measures, including signing the additional protocol to the NPT and reducing the level of its uranium enrichment.
“We hold negotiations on details, but we never regard our principles as negotiable,” Rouhani stated.
“Based on our principles, we have opened up the doors of our nuclear sites to the International Atomic Energy Agency and they can have supervision,” he added.
Iran has held several rounds of nuclear talks with the six major powers, namely the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France, and Germany, which are known as the 5+1 group.
The talks have failed so far to make significant headway.
The main bone of contention between Tehran and the West is Iran’s uranium enrichment program.
Iran says all its nuclear activities are totally peaceful, and, as an IAEA member and a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, it has the legal right to produce nuclear fuel for its research reactors and nuclear power plants.
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