MPs Comment on New Nuclear Proposal

MPs Comment  on New  Nuclear Proposal MPs Comment  on New  Nuclear Proposal

MP Mansour Haqiqatpour has described as “ridiculous” the new nuclear proposal made by the United States that Iran removes piping connecting its centrifuges.  

The US is making “excessive demands,” he said on Monday, adding the US proposal will turn Iran’s nuclear industry into a “decorative and window dressing” program.

In addition, the deputy chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said if the US drops its excessive demands, the talks between Iran and the major powers on a final deal to resolve the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program can reach a conclusion, the Fars news agency reported.

MP Ebrahim Aqamohammadi also told the Fars news agency on the same day that the US is seeking to halt uranium enrichment in Iran.

“Removing the connectors of the centrifuges means shutting down enrichment in the country,” he said.    

“In this case, the country’s nuclear industry will become useless,” he added.

Diplomats told the Associated Press on Saturday that with Iran refusing US demands that it gut its uranium enrichment program, the two sides are now discussing a new proposal that would leave much of Tehran’s enriching machines in place but disconnected from feeds of uranium

The nuclear talks have not made significant progress for months over US demands that Iran sharply reduce the size and output of centrifuges. Tehran says its enrichment program is only for peaceful purposes, but the US and some other Western countries claim Iran may have been seeking to develop the capability to build nuclear weapons.  

Ahead of the resumption of a new round of nuclear talks on Friday, the New York Times reported that Washington was considering putting a new plan on the table that would focus on removing piping connecting the centrifuges.

That would allow the US leeway on modifying demands that Iran cut the number of centrifuge machines from 19,000 to no more than 1,500.