Denying Detrimental Impact of Sanctions Unrealistic

Denying Detrimental Impact of Sanctions Unrealistic Denying Detrimental Impact of Sanctions Unrealistic

The chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said it is unrealistic to deny the negative impact of the sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program.

"It is not realistic to say sanctions have not created any problem for the country," Alaeddin Boroujerdi was quoted by IRNA as saying.

"However, we have not faced any major problem, as the Islamic Republic system has wisely dealt with sanctions."

He made the remarks in an interview with state TV on Saturday.

Referring to  "excessive" demands by some members of the P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China) which are negotiating with Iran to conclude a final nuclear deal by June 30, Boroujerdi warned that such demands could undermine the talks, screwing up the possibility of a deal.

"(Even) if the United States insists on its excessive demands, we won't succumb to pressure and the negotiating team will resist."

"Achieving the deal is contingent on the moves by the other side… (and) the extent to which they will abide by the rules of the game,"  he said, noting that Russia and China do not fully subscribe to the extremely demanding approach taken by the other four nations involved in the talks with Iran.

Boroujerdi pointed to the Iranians' distrustful attitude toward the United States, describing it as one of the reasons why the talks have become protracted.

"There is a wall of distrust between Iran and the US, and it is because of this feeling of distrust that we do not agree to let them pay visits to any place they wish for sampling."

He was referring to the demand that the final pact should require Tehran to allow International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors unlimited access to its facilities.

Underlining the necessity of ensuring that the deal would include all the important details, he said, "Unfortunately, sanctions have been imposed on many various sectors of the country. So everything should be written in detail (in the deal) to avoid any potential problem during its implementation."