Iran won`t ratify nuclear exchange deal unless approved by UN Security Council
The Voice of Russia
23-May-2010 (7 comments)

Iran won`t ratify a nuclear exchange deal unless the paper is approved by all members of the UN Security Council, and the latter abandon their plans to impose new sanctions against Tehran, a spokesman for the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, said. On Monday Iran is expected to notify the IAEA of its nuclear swap agreement with Brazil and Turkey. The deal the three countries signed on 17 May entails the transfer of 1,200 kg of Iran’s low-enriched uranium to Turkey, when it will be exchanged for nuclear fuel.

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too littel too late

by vildemose on


Dangerous amorality aka realpolitik

by vildemose on

There are many factors that go into shaping US policy on Iran. Oil/gas is an obvious and not so obvious ones such as not giving into what they regard as terrorists and terrorism from hostage taking to khobar and Beirut bombing....

Israel is another obvious one and neither will tolerate opposition to their hegemonic designs. Regime change is the starting point and all sanctions and maneuvers are designed with that in mind. If Iran didn’t have a uranium enrichment program other issues would be offered up for the tightening of the screws. Add to that Iranian influence in Iraqi politics and the outlook gets even more gloomy.

No Deal, No sanctions, No war

Dan Huck

Heaven forbid something was really clear!

by Dan Huck on


Right. Heaven forbid something was really clear!

I've probably got it all wrong, however it appears Larijani wants to insist on putting the cart before the horse; that rather than the Turkey Brazil brokered transfer proposal being an initial step in the process of trust building, it is some kind of magical document (even before it has been formally signed and delivered to the IAEA within the timeline, and before words have been turned into deeds), which signals that the west has had an awakening, and from this point forward, everything is going to be sweetness and light.

Points 6 and 7 of the 10 point Declaration provide for the a) Timely notification of the IAEA, b) Waiting for the Vienna Groups positive response, c) Further elaboration - a written agreement between Iran and the Vienna Group spelling out the details of an exchange - committed to by both parties.

It might be hoped, under what might be called the 'spirit' of the US President's 'dual track process', the sanctions debate might be put on hold, while the exchange agreement is formulated, signed and put into action.  

Just as there were indications PM Erdogan of Turkey might have been hesitant about the 10 point Declaration if there was no specific requirement for a time deadline, the Security Council, even in their hoped-for magnanimity in holding off on completion of a sanctions resolution,  would be imprudent not to insist on timelines in an agreement between Iran and the Vienna Group to implement the exchange.


Good. Don't verify.

by vildemose on

Good. Don't verify.

Niloufar Parsi


by Niloufar Parsi on

here you go again.

the iaea does not impose sanctions on anyone. it is the UN security council. see what i meant?

larijani is electioneering. does not mean much what he says right now.



by IranFirst on

Where did US iaea agree that they should "abandon their plans to impose new sanctions against Tehran" , as Larijani is demanding as a condition?

why don't you read up a little before you spew this kind of comments/misinformation? 


Niloufar Parsi

is this a joke?

by Niloufar Parsi on

the vienna group's (russia, us and iaea) acceptance of the proposal was part of the original deal signed by iran, turkey and brazil!

why don't you read up a little before you spew this kind of misinformation?