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Interior Minister Names Iran as Main Contributor to US Failures in Region

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Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said Tehran is a determining actor on the international scene and has played a main role in Washington’s failures in the region.
“Iran has played an important role in the US failures in the region,” Rahmani Fazli said in Tehran on Monday.

Noting that Iran has managed to display Washington’s arrogant nature and behavior to the world, he said, “Today, Iran has been a determining factor in the international arena after the (Islamic) Revolution, and the enemies have always tried to consider and utilize Iran’s power and clout in their equations.”

Rahmani Fazli referred to the recent talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) in Geneva, and said the negotiations were a success for Iran and the country always insists on its rights despite all pressures.

After five days of marathon talks between Iran and the six world powers which led to the endorsement of a deal early on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran will continue its nuclear enrichment program.

“The (nuclear) program has been recognized and the Iranian people’s right to use the peaceful nuclear technology based on the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) and as an inalienable right has been recognized and countries are necessitated not to create any obstacle on its way,” Zarif said in a press conference in Geneva on Sunday morning.

“The (nuclear) program will continue and all the sanctions and violations against the Iranian nation under the pretext of the nuclear program will be removed gradually,” he added.

He said the next six months will be a serious start towards “the full removal of all UN Security Council, unilateral and multilateral sanctions, while the country’s enrichment program will be maintained.” “Production of 5-percent-enriched uranium will continue in the country similar the past,” Zarif continued.

“None of the enrichment centers will be closed and Fordo and Natanz will continue their work and the Arak heavy water program will continue in its present form and no material (enriched uranium stockpiles) will be taken out of the country and all the enriched materials will remain inside the country. The current sanctions will move towards decrease, no sanctions will be imposed and Iran’s financial resources will return,” he continued.

Stressing that Iran’s nuclear case is moving towards normalization, the Iranian top diplomat said, “An unnecessary crisis which was used by the ill-wishers is moving towards settlement with God’s help and the efforts of all the involved officials. The fire of conflicts in the region was prevented and the plots of the ill-wishers of the Iranian nation were foiled and they saw that they can’t prevent manifestation of the realities about the Iranian nation with lies, hues and cries and deception.”

“This is a great success that the attempts made by the Zionist regime’s leaders to misrepresent Iran’s peaceful nuclear program and the Iranian people’s face were foiled,” he said.

“We saw that a power which claimed that it can control the public opinion was empty,” Zarif said.

Iran and the G5+1 reached an agreement in Geneva on Sunday after five days of intense negotiations since Wednesday and holding several rounds of talks in the past few years.

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