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Monday 11 May 2015
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Iran nuclear team not to tolerate threats: Araqchi

A senior Iranian negotiator says the countrys nuclear team will never allow the opposite side to use the language of threat in the course of negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program.

Irans Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi made the remarks on Monday after Iranian lawmakers announced a bill that, if passed, would require a halt to nuclear negotiations between Tehran and the P5+1 group until the United States stops its threatening rhetoric against the Islamic Republic.

The bill, with a triple-urgency status, would oblige the government to halt nuclear talks with the six countries until Washington apologizes to Tehran and puts an end to threats against Iran, according to Javad Karimi Qoddusi, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis).

The Iranian nuclear team has never allowed any talk of threat to emergeduring the course of nuclear talks and the opposite side has not used the language of threat in the negotiations to date, Araqchi said.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="555"] A view of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis)[/caption]


The move by Iranian legislatorsfollowed Washingtons fresh threats of military action against Iran amid the ongoing talks over Tehrans nuclear program.

US Secretary of State John Kerry as well as Vice President Joe Biden have recently said that the military option is still on the table regarding Iran.

On May 6, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described as unacceptable the use of threats concurrent with the nuclear negotiations and said that Washingtons need for the nuclear talks is not less than Tehrans, if not more.

The Leader also cautioned the Iranian negotiators to observe the countrys red lines in the course of the talks.

The US threats come as Iran and the P5+1 group of countries are seeking to finalize a comprehensive deal on Tehrans nuclear program by the end of June. The two sides reached a mutual understanding in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2.

By Press TV
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