Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:56
Iranian MPs Reject US Nuclear Proposal
TEHRAN (FNA)- Several members of the Iranian parliament rejected a proposal
reportedly raised by the US negotiators during the nuclear talks underway in
New York for the disconnection of Iran's centrifuge machines instead of
"During the negotiations, specially after the Geneva agreement, the
Americans tried to push the negotiations towards a deadlock through
presenting deviatory proposals," Rapporteur of the parliament's National
Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini told
FNA on Monday, describing the latest offer as another push by Washington to
dismantle the core of Iran's civilian nuclear capability.
He warned that the US wants to deprive Iran of its nuclear rights.
Also, Vice-Chairman of the Commission Mansour Haqiqatpour underlined that
the US proposal for decoupling the centrifuges would make Iran's nuclear
industry nothing more than a decor.
He called the proposal as "a ridiculous plan".
Another member of the Commission, Ebrahim Aqamohammadi, said removing the
piping connecting the centrifuges means shutting down uranium enrichment in
"Our understanding is that when we divert the industry and technology from
its circuit and prevent the natural trend of its work, it will have no
efficiency," he added.
Unnamed Diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday that a new US
proposal on the table focuses on removing piping connecting the centrifuges.
That would allow the US leeway on modifying demands that Iran cut the number
of centrifuge machines from 19,000 to no more than 1,500.
The 7th round of talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia,
China, Britain and France plus Germany) started in New York on Friday.
The two sides held six rounds of negotiations in Vienna to reach a
comprehensive deal after they inked an interim agreement in Geneva on
The Geneva agreement took effect on January 20 and expired six months later
on July 20. In July, Tehran and the six countries agreed to extend
negotiations until November 24 after they failed to reach an agreement on a
number of key issues.