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Araqchi: Enrichment, battle of wills between Iran, big powers

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 22, IRNA -- Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said the issue of enrichment is a battle of wills between Iran and six world big powers.

Araqchi, in an interview with Iranian TV Channel 5 on Saturday evening, said that Iranians have resisted for 10 years against different threats and intensive economic sanctions, as well as political, propaganda and media pressures for nuclear issue.

The senior member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team added that six world big powers had said Iran should not have enrichment but the great nation of Iran said that they want to have it.

He called Geneva agreement an important achievement for Iran and said that in this battle of wills, they said you should not and we said it is our right.

Araqchi said, We are not optimistic about any of the group 5+1 member countries and we entered the talks with pessimism.

He continued that President Obama is forced to say " all options are on the table" to satisfy others.

The senior diplomat said that although President Obama is trying to prevent more sanctions by US Congress, Iran is completely pessimistic about Americans.


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