The two-month deadline the Group 5+1 has given to Iran to suspend its enrichment activities is considered as a mandatory, and not a political or tactical, withdrawal of the 5+1, a presiding board member of the Iranian parliament said. Speaking to FNA here on Monday, Hamid Reza Haji Babayee, meantime, underlined that the two-month deadline issued by the 5+1 is a convenient time for putting an end to Iran’s nuclear case at the UN Security Council.
He further termed the withdrawal of the 5+1 – the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (the US, Britain, France, Russia and China) plus Germany – a result of the United States’ failure in persuading other members to impose a third set of sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
“That is to say, Iran’s negotiations with Solana, the mutual agreement between Tehran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the positive report of the IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei to the Board of Governors and his strong defense and support for the agreement and for Iran’s nuclear activities in the international arena all changed the dominating atmosphere in the world in such a way that the French foreign minister and Britain were obliged to give up their radical stances against the Islamic Republic,” Babayee added.
The legislator also said that Iran’s nuclear dossier is taking the final steps and will be closed soon.
“I believe that the two-month deadline issued by the Group 5+1 was not a deadline for Iran, rather they needed to provide themselves with an opportunity to think of the case more as they could not make a unanimous decision. They could not make a negative decision against Iran because the prevailing atmosphere was in favor of Iran and did not allow them to take a hostile step against the Islamic Republic. On the other hand, they could not make a decision in favor of Iran because such a decision would mean that they have either lied or done miscalculations so far.
“They needed some time until sensitivities end and then, they would embark on accepting Iran’s realities in due time,” he continued.
The lawmaker further called on the Group 5+1 to take the present opportunity to find a proper way of interaction with Iran to put an end to the nuclear standoff and to return Iran’s dossier from the UN Security Council to the IAEA.