17 January, 2021

'The Indo-US Nuclear Deal Can't Be Justified'

Iran's permanent representative to the IAEA on India's vote and their own stand-off with the United States which in turn is clouding the Indo-US nuclear agreement.

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'The Indo-US Nuclear Deal Can't Be Justified'
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Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is a nuclear physicist by training. He combines an expert's grasp of the subject with a nationalist's passion to assert Iran's right to conduct N-research. He discussed India's vote against Iran and their own stand-off with the United States which in turn is clouding the Indo-US nuclear agreement. Excerpts from an exclusive interview with Seema Sirohi in Vienna:

How did you react to India's vote to send Iran's dossier to the UN Security Council?
There are deep cultural ties between Iranians and Indians. We have tried to strengthen relations and have never permitted anybody to create misunderstandings vis-a-vis India or Pakistan. This is the reason why we are following the gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan and India. We call it the peace pipeline. We are not giving slogans. We are doing what we believe in. We are proving to the world how much importance Iran attaches to bilateral...
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