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Velayati: US has no option except for yielding to Geneva accord

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 29, IRNA -- Advisor to the Supreme Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati, said on Sunday that the US has no option except for yielding to Geneva accord.

Velayati made the remarks in a meeting with Egyptian media delegation in Tehran.

We are quite confident that the Islamic Republic of Iran will be winner, but, it is time consuming, he said.

Nuclear talks have many ups and downs, Iran is determined to continue with the path, he said.

Iran has plans to use nuclear technology to apply for medical research reactors, producing radioisotopes as well as other industrial and technological products, Velayati said.

Talks between Iran and US were merely on nuclear issues, he told the Egyptian reporter who asked about nature of such talks.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the US had already discussed on developments in Afghanistan and Iraq and it was not the first time the two countries sat at the negotiating table, Velayati said.

Geneva agreement has two parts, in the first part the economic sanctions will be lifted and in the second part Iranian rights enshrined by Non-Proliferation Treaty will be recognized under supervision of the IAEA.

In the past they refused to agree Iran to have few centrifuges but today Iran has some 19,000 active centrifuges, he said.

Some US officials have admitted that they cannot ignore Irans nuclear technology know-how and they cannot halt their activities and if they could they had done before, Velayati said.

The Western countries and the US on top have been defeated in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria and have decided not to pay more before leaving the region, he said.

They have reached the conclusion that they cannot confront Iran and they prefer to resolve the nuclear dispute by negotiations, Velayati said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran under no circumstances is to give up even one iota from its nuclear rights, he underlined.

On expansion of relations between Iran and Egypt, Velayati said there is no obstacle to expand relations and cooperation with Egypt.

It is up to the Iranian and Egyptian governments to promote talks and help open embassies in Tehran and Cairo, he said.

On the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Velayati said both Iran and Egypt call for the Syrian issue to be resolved without interference of aliens.

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