Apr. 6, 2015
Iran’s Persian Statement on “Deal” Contradicts U.S. Claims – Amir Taheri
There has been no agreement on any of the fundamental issues that led to international concern about Iran’s secret nuclear activities. All we have are a number of contradictory statements by various participants in the latest round of talks. The Persian text carefully avoids words that might give the impression that anything has been agreed by the Iranian side or that the Islamic Republic has offered any concessions.
The American statement claims that Iran has agreed not to use advanced centrifuges, while the Iranian text insists that “work on advanced centrifuges shall continue.” The American text claims that Iran has agreed to dismantle the core of the heavy water plutonium plant in Arak. The Iranian text says the opposite. The U.S. talks of sanctions “relief” while Iran claims the sanctions would be “immediately terminated.” (New York Post)