Haddad-Adel: Majlis carefully supervising nuclear talks

The Majlis, on behalf of Iranian people, is exercising close supervision over the nuclear talks, said Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel here on Wednesday.

Haddad Adel told reporters, “We stress peaceful use of nuclear energy as a right of the Iranian nation and consider
confidence-building as being in line with the right for use of nuclear energy.”
He said Iranian envoys’ efforts in the nuclear talks either with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or the EU3 aimed at building confidence and “I suppose were successful.”
He added that today, even those seeking excuses no longer have any pretext to accuse Iran of using nuclear energy for military purposes.

He said prolongation of the talks had to some extent stemmed from the nature of the negotiations.

The legislature chief ruled out any one-sided concession in the nuclear talks, saying no such thing had been at work in dealing with the US and the three European states on the nuclear case.

He said adoption of a bill by Majlis for peaceful use of nuclear energy is the sign of the parliament’s endeavors to guarantee national security. He added that the bill had strengthened the position of the government in the talks.

Asked about Majlis approval which mandates government to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and also about likely implementation of the approval in case of prolongation of talks with Europe, Haddad-Adel said Majlis, as the representative of the people, raised the call of the nation and by adopting the bill showed the will of Iranian nation.

Haddad Adel said that if the Majlis feels that the talks have taken longer than the logical period, will certainly adopt necessary regulations in defense of national interests.

Asked about the US ending its opposition to Iran’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Haddad Adel said the US action has not yet led to any major success for Iran. He said talks will start on the issue, possibly continuing for years.

Elsewhere in the interview, the speaker said the seventh Majlis will cooperate with the future chief executive in the same way it did with incumbent President Khatami.

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