[Disarmo] Tehran: 'Nuclear Agreement Prevented new War'
- Subject: [Disarmo] Tehran: 'Nuclear Agreement Prevented new War'
- From: Jure Ellero LT <glry at ngi.it>
- Date: Sun, 05 Apr 2015 12:57:11 +0200
Iranian expert Hossein Mousavian, former nuclear negotiator 'with the
West': 'Nuclear Agreement Prevented War in the Middle East'
President Rouhani: 'Any promise we make will be inserted in our national
interest, and we will fulfill expectations of our promises, as long as
the other party honors theirs too'
Prensa Latina, Apr. 4 2015
Tehran, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian expert Hossein Mousavian,
former nuclear negotiator with the West, said today that the mutual
understanding reached between his country and six world powers in
Lausanne is an historic achievement that prevented a new war in the
According to the expert, quoted by the IRNA official news agency, the
pre-arrangement definitely is inserted into the path of peace because
it "virtually prevented a new war in the Middle East that would be
far more disastrous for the United States and the region than those in
Afghanistan or Iraq."
"I think that diplomacy worked, they (the nuclear negotiators)
achieved an excellent conclusion, and must continue to reach the
final and comprehensive agreement before July 1," said Mousavian,
suggesting that Iran and the United States resort to more negotiations
to solve other disputes.
Based on the preliminary agreement achieved on April 2nd in Lausanne
after eight days of intensive talks and more than one and a half year
of negotiating process, Iran will limit its nuclear program for 10
years and, in exchange, the United States and the European Union (EU)
shall lift completely the adopted economic sanctions.
Mousavian said that for the Iranians, there were two important
points, the first of which was their acceptance, and the respectfor
the rights of the Islamic Republic to develop peaceful nuclear
technology, including the enrichment, governed by Iran's adherence to
the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
A second issue, key for the people and the Persian authorities, he
followed up, was the lifting of sanctions adopted in stages by
Washington, the EU and the UN, as it refers to all punitive measures,
both unilateral and multilateral.
From the Lausanne negotiations emerged the commitment of the 5+1
Group (the permanent members of the UN Security plus Germany) to
remove the sanctions related to the nuclear dispute, which Iranian
President Hassan Rouhani himself valued as highly positive.
According to the former Iranian negotiator, for the United States and
those whom he defined as warmongering powers, the pre-arrangement is
also good, because the red line was not the nuclear bomb.
Although Iran doesn't have the atomic bomb, or there is no evidence
that its nuclear program is diverted to military purposes, mistrust
between Tehran, Washington and the rest of the West was a matter which
led the latter to search for any agreement that ensures no deviation
in Iranian activities.
For his part, President Rouhani said the world must be certain that
his nation will not disappoint, nor lie. "Any promise we make will be
inserted in our national interest, and we will fulfill expectations of
our promises, as long as the other party honors theirs too," he