Nuclear accord should not be turned into a subject for political conflict: Salehi

June 21, 1998

TEHRAN – The chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said that the nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, should not be turned into a subject for political conflict.


The officials should prioritize “national interests” over interests of the political parties or groups, Ali Akbar Salehi said before leaving Beijing for Tehran on Saturday.

He added that giving people wrong information is “unfair”.

Salehi also described the nuclear agreement between Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) as a “great and unique event”.

Salehi, a former foreign minister, said the positive effects of the nuclear deal will not just be restricted to Iran, saying it will also shape the quality of international relations.

Salehi paid a three-day visit to China during which he met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.


NA/PA