Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: White House misrepresenting and exaggerating Iran's nuclear concessions
"The White House version [of the agreement] both underplays the concessions and overplays Iranian commitments", Zarif said, adding, "Why don't we all stick to what we agreed? Why do we need to produce different texts?"
According to a White House fact sheet issued shortly after the Geneva agreement was reached, Iran agreed to halt all enrichment above 5% and "dismantle the technical connections required to enrich above 5%."
The Iranian Foreign Minister said that the the White House is trying to "portray it as basically a dismantling of Iran's nuclear program."
"That is the word they use time and again," he said, adding, "If you find a single, a single word, that even closely resembles dismantling or could be defined as dismantling in the entire text, then I would take back my comment."
"We are not dismantling any centrifuges," Zarif insisted. "We're not dismantling any equipment, we're simply not producing, not enriching over 5%."
Posted by Darrin at 1/22/2014