Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

UNSC anti-Iran resolution breaks down the current nuclear talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 1, IRNA
Iran-MP-Security Council
A Majlis deputy on Tuesday said adoption of the anti-Iran resolution by the UN Security Council virtually broke down the current nuclear talks between Iran and the European Union (EU).

Member of Majlis Presiding Board Hamid-Reza Haji-Babaei told IRNA the Security Council resolution broke down the current process of negotiations between Iran and the EU while Iran had promised to give a reply to the EU Package on August 22.

The proposed package of incentives was drawn up by the five permanent UN Security Council members -- Britain, France, the United States, China and Russia -- plus Germany (Group5+1) and was handed over to Iran by the European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on June 6.

"The resolution has no legal base and was passed just under pressure of the United States, Britain and certain other countries," he said.

He added, "It was just a political resolution and had no positive point. The Security Council's resolution uses language of threat.

"The language of threat cannot settle any problem about the Islamic Republic of Iran. Tehran has repeatedly announced that negotiations will be the only solution to resolve the nuclear dispute."

Haji-Babaei, who is also a member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said, "The Security Council weakened its position more than ever by adopting the arbitrary resolution.

"The Security Council, which failed to strongly condemn Israeli violence and barbaric killings of civilians in Lebanon and Palestine, has focused on Iran's nuclear program under the current critical situation in the Middle East and the oppressed Lebanese people are under bombardment of the occupying regime of Israel."

Asked about Majlis agenda with respect to the recent resolution, he stated, "Majlis passed two decisions urging the government to continue uranium enrichment and suspend all voluntary activities in case of referral of Iranian nuclear case to the Security Council.

"The government has put into force the two decisions."

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