5+1 group didn’t ask Iran to suspend enrichment: Jalili

October 4, 2009 - 0:0

TEHRAN - Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, has said that in the Geneva talks on Thursday, the 5+1 group did not raise the issue of uranium enrichment suspension, as has been demanded by the recent United Nations Security Council resolutions.

“The 5+1 group did not mention the suspension of uranium enrichment in our country at all,” he told reporters at Imam Khomeini airport on Friday upon his arrival from Geneva, Switzerland.
Negotiators from Iran and the 5+1 group (France, the United States, Russia, China, Britain, and Germany) gathered in Geneva on Thursday to discuss Iran’s updated package of proposals.
The Islamic Republic of Iran entered the talks with a positive view and with a number of proposals, which it explained to the six countries, said Jalili, who is also the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.
And Iran’s proposals were the focus of the negotiations, he noted.
Commenting on the country’s new nuclear fuel enrichment plant, he said Iranian negotiators told the 5+1 group diplomats that while the Natanz facility is operated under the supervision of International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors and it is the country’s inalienable right to have such a facility, certain countries dare to threaten Iran with military action, and therefore Iran decided to build a more secure plant.
And that is why the Islamic Republic decided to construct the Fordoo nuclear facility, he explained.
The IAEA inspectors can freely visit this plant within the framework of IAEA regulations and the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, he added