Sunday, January 22, 2012

Iran's Nuclear Rights Acknowledged by Obama

News number: 9010171941

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian parliamentary sources revealed on Saturday that
the Swiss envoy to Tehran has quoted US President Barack Obama as
acknowledging Iran's nuclear rights.

Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Livia Leu Agosti attended a meeting with senior
Iranian foreign ministry officials a few days ago to submit a letter from
the US president to Tehran leaders.

Vice-Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign
Policy Commission Hossein Ebrahimi told FNA that during the meeting, Agosti
had told the Iranian officials that President Barack Obama recognizes Iran's
right of access and use of the nuclear technology. "There are a couple of points with regard to this (US) message (to Iran),"
Ebrahimi said and added, "Firstly, during the session to submit the message,
the Swiss ambassador to Tehran quoted the US president as saying that 'we
(the US) recognize your nuclear rights'."

As regards the second issue, the lawmaker said that the Swiss diplomat had
also quoted Obama as saying that "I didn't want to impose sanctions on your
central bank but I had no options but to approve it since a Congress
majority had approved the decision."

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