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U.S. threat to break nuclear talks is psychological warfare: MP
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_am2(228).jpgTEHRAN – Iranian MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi has said that a threat by the United States to break the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers is just a psychological warfare. 
 
“I think raising this issue is psychological warfare. The Americans are aware that if they disturb the game, Iran will quickly resume its previous (nuclear) activities and will continue them,” Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said in an interview with the Fars news agency on Saturday. 
 
He said Iran will resume uranium enrichment to a purity level of 20 percent and will pursue its nuclear research program more seriously if the Western countries torpedo the nuclear talks.  
 
The MP also said that the Islamic Republic will never abandon its uranium enrichment program, adding that the program is one of Iran’s red lines. 
 
A senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday that world powers could break off nuclear negotiations in Vienna this month unless Iran begins to make concessions, according to the Los Angeles Times. 
 
The official said that Iran did not make significant concessions in the first two days of the talks which started on Wednesday. 
 
The official also said that though Iran and the major powers have an option to continue the talks for six months beyond the current July 20 deadline, it will not happen unless both sides believe it is worthwhile.
 
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