Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Sayed Abbas Araghchi said that Tehran is prepared to discontinue its nuclear activities if it receives clear international recognition concerning its rights to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday.
“The international community has to accept the fact that Iran has the legitimate right to use nuclear technology; only then we would announce our position rejecting the possession of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear ones,” Araghchi told the news agency.
Sayed Abbas Araghchi repeating basically same stance - from mid June.
“Mr Araghchi told us that Iran wanted formal recognition of its political right … to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes and lifting of sanctions,” said one senior western diplomat who was at the meeting.
In return, said the diplomat, Mr Araghchi said Iran would be willing to do anything on 20 per cent enrichment, including stopping its production or agreeing to export the extra higher-grade uranium that Iran
Though - Iran tops haven’t been speaking internationally in unified voice. Some are moderating, but others aren’t. Khamenei, assumed, prefers indicating moderation on this topic - but that also maybe just to buy more time.