Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Iran ready for any outcome in nuclear talks: Official

Iran has been prepared for all scenarios regarding the potential outcomes of negotiations with six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear energy program, an Iranian intelligence official says.

“Since the talks with the P5+1 (group of world powers) are likely to result in either agreement, extension or deadlock, the necessary strategies have been designed and we have plans for every one of them,” the head of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry’s Center for Strategic Studies said at a Thursday ceremony.

Iran and the six powers – the United States, France, Britain, China, Russia and Germany – are in talks to work out a final deal aimed at ending the longstanding dispute over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

Last November, the two sides clinched an interim nuclear accord, which took effect on January 20 and expired six months later. However, they agreed to extend their talks until November 24 as they remained divided on a number of key issues.

The Iranian intelligence official pointed to the ongoing developments across the Middle East, including the ISIL threat in Iraq and Syria and noted that the recent regional events are a scenario aimed at ostracizing Iran which is the “indisputable” regional power.

“The US has realized that [after] the occupation of Iraq [in 2003] and Afghanistan [in 2001], Iran has been the real winner of these wars,” he added.

“We are witnessing the formation of a new order in the region which, God willing, will lead to the triumph of the discourse of the [1979] Islamic Revolution,” the intelligence official pointed out.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists, who currently control parts of Syria and Iraq, have committed widespread acts of violence, including mass executions, abductions, torture and forcing women into slavery in the areas they have seized in the two countries.

They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq and Syria.

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