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IRGC Top Commander: Concerns Persist about Sum-Up of Talks, UN Draft Resolution

18 July 2015 19:37


Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined that there are still some concerns lingering about the sum-up agreement reached between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) and the relevant draft resolution to be adopted by the UN Security Council.

“There are some concerns about the sum-up of the nuclear negotiations and the draft resolution of the UN Security Council,” Major General Jafari told reporters on Saturday.

“We should still see what happens in practice,” he said.

He pointed to his talks with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on the same issue, and said, “I have just spoken to Mr. Salehi about the same issues and there is a concern, specially about the resolution, that we hope will be resolved God willingly.”

Major General Jafari called for further resistance and standing up to the enemies’ bullying.

Earlier today, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the agreement between Tehran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) showed that no foreign country can deprive the Iranian nation of access to the civilian nuclear technology.

“We have proved through our political piety that we are determined to only make use of the peaceful of the nuclear technology and no individual or government can deny us this (inalienable) right,” President Rouhani said in his message to the Iranian nation on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

He noted that the Iranian nation is celebrating two feats this year; one on the occasion of the victory of the national will and the determination which marks the historic day of July 14 and the successful conclusion of Iran’s nuclear program and the other one is the religious feast of piety.

“We managed to show that as we are independent and developed in technical knowledge, we are skilled and experienced in political knowledge and we can be at the top in technical and human sciences,” the Iranian president added.

Iran and the six world powers struck a deal in Vienna on Tuesday.

The hitherto elusive agreement was finally nailed down on Tuesday in the ritzy Palais Coburg Hotel in the Austrian capital of Vienna, where negotiators from Iran and the six other countries had recently been spending over two weeks to work out the remaining technical and political issues.

The agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will be presented to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday to adopt a resolution in the following two days to make the JCPOA an official document.

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