Tehran Apparently Doubts Seriousness of
EU Concern Over its Nuclear Programs
(RIA Novosti, by Nikolai Terekhov) — Spiritual leader and highest
authority of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appealed to the EU to
regard the talks on the Iranian nuclear programs more seriously.
very serious about our talks with EU officials. However, they
have to regard these talks with the same amount of responsibility
for assumed obligations as we do," Mr. Khamenei’s statement
published on Sunday says.
to the Iranian leader, Iran "unfortunately, does not see
that the EU has serious intentions."
The head of
the Iranian state recommended that the EU did not follow the position
taken by the United States and Israel and refused to accept their
influence on the negotiation process dealing with agreements reached
between Iran and the EU earlier.
to maintain dialogue with the EU. In accordance with preliminary
agreements, Iran suspended its uranium-enrichment programs. In
exchange, the EU promised to support Iran’s bid for accession
to the WTO, to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and to
assist Iran in the election of a legitimate government.
groups (political, scientific and economic) have been formed to
implement the agreements.
In the light
of recent threats on the part of the United States and Israel
to conduct military operations against Iran, the foreign media
announced that the dialogue between Iran and the EU on the issue
of Iranian nuclear programs had been suspended.