No Intention to Sign Treaty With US

No Intention to Sign Treaty With USNo Intention to Sign Treaty With US

A senior advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said Iran has no intention to enter into a treaty with the United States, but it is engaged in nuclear talks with the major powers “within a predetermined framework” to reach an agreement to protect national interests.

Pointing to US President Barack Obama’s remarks that a prospective nuclear deal with Ian will not be “an official treaty”, Ali Akbar Velayati said, “We also are not that eager to make a treaty with the Americans… what is obvious is that Iran wants to protect its nuclear rights and wants to be able to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes within the framework of international regulations.”

“Based on this belief and view, we have engaged in the talks with the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) and Iran has never been seeking to conclude a treaty with the US or other countries.”

In addition, Velayati said, “In the future negotiations with the P5+1, which should be balanced and fair, we will call for the lifting of sanctions at the same time as Iran takes steps to (meet commitments) regarding its nuclear activities as laid out in the previous round of talks (in the Swiss city of Lausanne which led to a joint statement on April 2 outlining the key points of a final deal).”