Russia Hits back at Western Allegations: Iran Has Shown No Sign of Working on Nuclear Weapons
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Mikhail Ulyanov Russia’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna emphasized that all allegations in this regard are aimed at influencing the Vienna talks, TASS reported.
The statement came in response to a “New York Times” article, which quoted experts who analyzed the latest reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as claiming that in approximately one month, Iran could obtain a sufficient amount of nuclear materials to build one nuclear warhead.
“Such speculations are not welcome. It is extremely hard for a non-nuclear state to create a nuclear bomb. There are no signs indicating that Iran is working in this direction. It is nothing but speculation, intended to make waves around the issue when all parties involved need to sit at the negotiating table again together with the United States and solve the problem of restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” Ulyanov said.
He said Russia welcomed Iran’s declaration of its readiness to resume negotiations on reviving the nuclear deal.
The exact date for the resumption of talks is unknown so far. However, an official spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry said yesterday that the negotiation process was to resume soon.
“Hopefully, this indicates that the Iranians are almost ready to return to the negotiating table in Vienna. If this is the case, we welcome it. We believe that it is high time to do so,” said Ulyanov.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said at a press conference on September 13 that Islamic Republic of Iran would resume nuclear deal talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna soon.