|West will not benefit from hindering implementation of Geneva deal: Larijani||
TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says that the West will not benefit from hindering the implementation of an interim nuclear deal reached by Iran and the major powers in Geneva.
On Friday, Iran interrupted technical talks in Vienna with the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) over how to implement the November 24 agreement, under which Tehran is to limit its nuclear work in exchange for limited relief from the sanctions imposed on the country.
Iran appeared to be responding to a measure the United States took on Thursday, according to which additional companies and people would be blacklisted under the existing sanctions over the country’s nuclear program.
Commenting on the move, Larijani said, “Based on the talks with the 5+1 group, (efforts) were supposed to be made to pave the way for (the implementation of) the deal, but the recent sanctions measure is against the agreement, and does not facilitate the process, but rather causes misunderstanding.”
“The recent measure was in fact a move to obstruct the process of the implementation of the agreement,” he added.
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