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On Saturday, Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei said that Iran isn’t seeking to develop nuclear weapons. He posted on his website, “We believe that nuclear weapons must be eliminated. We don’t want to build atomic weapons. However, if we didn’t believe so and intended to possess nuclear weapons, no power could stop us”. On 14 February, talks between Iran and the IAEA failed to produce a deal on granting IAEA inspectors access to the Parchin facility, which they suspect Iran could use to produce nuclear weapons.
Moscow doesn’t see enough signs that Iran is ready to meet UN and IAEA demands concerning Iran’s nuclear programme. This came in a statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in the run-up to the six international mediators’ talks with Iran in the Kazakh city of Almaty on 26 February. The six mediators are known as P5+1, or the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. According to Rybakov, the demands on Tehran, including the one that it stop enriching uranium to 20 percent, are still in force. He pointed up that we’re approaching a time when we should make specific decisions.
Iran will never renounce its right to develop nuclear energy for a variety of peaceful needs. It also urges the Western powers raising concerns over its nuclear energy programme to resolve their disagreements with it through talks. On Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke about this in Teheran at the start of yet another round of negotiations between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The International Atomic Energy Agency reported no breakthrough at the nuclear talks with Tehran. According to the UN body’s chief inspector, Herman Nackaerts, the IAEA is ready to continue negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme. However, he added that the atomic watchdog needed more time to move the debate.
16 February 2013
Voice of Russia World Service