The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once again called on Iran to accept the draft of Vienna proposal for obtaining the nuclear fuel for Tehran research reactor. This is while the Iranian officials have reiterated that the economic and technical viewpoints of Iran should be considered. At the same time, Clinton claimed that the political disputes inside Iran which began after the announcement of the victory of Dr. Ahmadinejad as the Iranian president, is the most important reason behind Tehran's delay in responding to the proposal.
The statements once again show that western countries including the United States have no correct understanding about the process of decision-making in Iran and are making a mistake about the Iranian people's support for the country's peaceful nuclear activities. A glance at the decision-making process in Iran shows that decisions like procuring nuclear fuel for Tehran research reactor are made by Iran's Supreme National Security Council and on the basis of national interests. Thus, political developments in Iran which Clinton called it political disputes has no impact on the process of major decision-makings. So, the nuclear talks have already been followed up by Iran's Supreme National Security Council with the cooperation of related bodies.
Meanwhile, all political groups in Iran have consensus over the issue of attaining peaceful nuclear technology. Iran's nuclear advances are in fact the result of the efforts of the current and former governments which may have some differences on a few executive grounds. But all political figures that had an active presence during the past presidential elections have supported the continuation of nuclear efforts. Therefore, the differences between the existing political currents in the system of Islamic Republic of Iran have had no impact on the process of nuclear activities or nuclear talks. But what has hampered Iran's quick response as the westerners wish is the lack of trust towards the negotiating parties and the ways and means for obtaining the needed nuclear fuel for Tehran research reactor. In other words, as long as the negotiating parties do not create trust, attaining a final agreement seems unlikely. This is due to the fact that the US, France and Russia have not fulfilled their nuclear commitments concerning Iran for years.