Russian diplomat slams US demands addressed to Iran as nonsense

Russian diplomat slams US demands addressed to Iran as nonsense

Washington’s demands addressed to Iran, voiced by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, are nonsense, because they leave no chance for clinching a deal, Russia’s representative at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mikhail Ulyanov said,

"That’s nonsense, nothing can be agreed on this basis," Russian diplomat said from Vienna in a video conference.

In particular, Ulyanov pointed out that contrary to US demands it was impossible for Iran to terminate the recycling of plutonium. "The United States is unable to understand that Iran has sovereign rights, including the right to civilian nuclear power," TASS cited him as saying,

Ulyanov also believes that Washington’s decision to quit the Iranian nuclear deal was due to the current US administration’s utter incompetence and misunderstanding of the deal.

Yesterday, Pompeo said the US would exert unprecedented pressures on Iran, including the toughest sanctions ever, if Tehran refused to revise its policies. In his fundamental speech concerning US policies towards Tehran he put forward twelve conditions for concluding a new deal on the Iranian nuclear program.

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