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Nuclear accord upsets Iran press
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The Iranian press is unhappy at the deal Tehran has agreed with the European Union to suspend most of its uranium enrichment in a bid to resolve the dispute over its nuclear programme.

Most commentators think the agreement shows Iran in a weak light, although some take solace that the country has been given the right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

This is undoubtedly an unlimited suspension of uranium enrichment. It is exactly the same illegitimate and illegal demand from European countries which Iran had previously clearly rejected.


What Iran has agreed is the cessation of uranium enrichment under the name of a long term and a full scale suspension. No one can offer this right to foreigners before it is ratified in the Majlis [parliament]. If Iranian negotiators think that Iran's dossier won't be sent to the UN Security Council, they should know that first, there is nothing to guarantee this. But secondly, we shouldn't be afraid of it.

Jomhuri-ye Eslami

No major changes have been made in Iran's nuclear dossier. However Iranians had expected to obtain more than what we have got.


At least the agreement, though not desirable, has prevented the emergence of a consensus between the US and the European countries against Iran's nuclear technology.


Iranians have every right to know the details of the current and the earlier agreements between Iran and the European countries. Perhaps the most recent agreement was the best possible but the negotiators should explain to the people what had weakened Iran's position in the nuclear negotiations.


The EU big three ultimately accepted our right to use nuclear technology for civil use. The key point in the latest agreement is that Iran's right to peaceful nuclear activities has been established.

Iran Daily

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