fails to convince Iran of the need to compromise
Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Igor Ivanov, finished
his visit to Iran yesterday. This trip of the Russian official
has received extensive coverage in Western media: Foreign reporters
believed that Mr. Ivanov was going to meet the Iranian administration
to discuss plans about the enrichment of uranium on Russia's territory,
which would be subsequently used for nuclear power plants in Iran.
World news agencies reported that the European Union has already
come to terms with such a compromise.
his stay in Iran's capital, Tehran, Igor Ivanov had meetings with
all top officials of the country, including the newly-elected
President, Mahmoud Ajmadinejad. Official news reports from Tehran
say, though, that Russia and Iran failed to reach any considerable
progress as a result of the talks in Tehran. The head of the Iranian
Atomic Energy Organization, Gholamreza Aghazadeh, stressed that
Iranian nuclear fuel would be produced on the territory of Iran.
"We did not set forth any alternative suggestions. The visit
was to identify certain opportunities, which Russia could use
to ease the currently intense situation with the Iranian nuclear
program," Igor Ivanov said.
West strongly objects to Iran's plans to create the complete nuclear
cycle on its territory thinking that Iran might secretly develop
a military nuclear program too. Iran, in its turn, tries to do
its best to keep the uranium-enrichment right for the nuclear
energy industry of the country. There is very little time left
to solve the crisis: on November 24 the IAEA administration will
gather to decide whether they should send the Iranian nuclear
dossier to the UN Security Council. It is not ruled out that the
international community may eventually decide to impose economic
sanctions against Tehran.
is willing to regulate the conflict with the help of diplomatic
means. Igor Ivanov's visit to Tehran exercised the attempt of
the Russian administration to find a compromising decision of
the entire problem. IAEA's chairman, Mohamed El-Baradei, is set
to follow Igor Ivanov's steps and visit Tehran in the near future
as well. Baradei's visit will have a similar goal: to try to convince
the Iranian leadership of the need to accept Russia's uranium-enrichment
does need to find a compromise to avoid international sanctions.
However, the current Iranian administration wants the West to
acknowledge the nation's right to produce the nuclear fuel independently,"
the head of the center for strategic and political research, Vitali
New York Times unveiled sensational information during Igor Ivanov's
visit to Iran. As it turns out, US special services obtained a
laptop that had been stolen from Iranian officials and presented
the information from the computer to the IAEA's administration.
The computer files supposedly confirmed the nuclear military ambition
of Iran. "This is ridiculous. This information leak has a
goal to affect the forthcoming session of the IAEA board in Vienna
on November 24," an official spokesman for the Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Iran, Hamid Reza Hasif said.
incidents have already occurred on the eve of the US-led invasion
in Iraq in 2003. Washington was trying to prove back then that
Saddam Hussein had the WMD arsenal at his disposal. Everyone knows
that the "reliable evidence" proved to be wrong afterwards.
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