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Iran’s nuclear approach foils Israeli plots, Zarif says
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_na1(107).jpgTEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the plots by the Zionist regime and its allies’ to portray Iran as a “security threat” has been foiled by Iran’s approach in nuclear talks.
 
“They claimed that Iran extended the talks to buy time, but we changed this atmosphere by meeting our commitments,” Zarif told a televised program late on Wednesday.
 
He added that this approach made the U.S. to say that Iran has met its commitments.
 
In July, U.S. President Barack Obama said Iran has shown commitment to the interim nuclear deal signed Iran and the major powers last November in Geneva.
 
Under the deal Iran agreed to scale down parts of its nuclear program for six months in exchange for limited sanctions. Based on the deal, known as the Joint Plan of Action, the two sides set a July 20 deadline to clinch a long-term comprehensive nuclear deal. However the negotiating partners failed to meet the self-imposed July 20 deadline to work out a comprehensive deal. In their last round of talks in Vienna the sides agreed to extend the talks until November 24.
 
Zarif went on to say that Iran’s approach makes it difficult for the U.S. to once again accuse Iran of buying time.
 
According to a final deal all sanctions should be removed, he said. However, he added the issue of sanctions is “complicated”.
 
In addition to the UN approved sanctions resolutions, the U.S. and European Union have adopted unilateral sanctions against Iran. 
 
Lifting the UN sanctions by the 5+1 group’s countries will be included in a comprehensive deal, said Zarif who heads Iran’s nuclear negotiating team with the major powers.
 
Elsewhere in his remarks, he said that unfortunately, the nuclear issue is an impediment to economic relations between Iran and other countries.
 
The U.S. created an international commotion that doing business with Iran would be costly and this caused some problems in selling medicine to Iran.
 
NA/PA

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