Iran Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says the "Fact Sheet" released by the White House over the nuclear deal between Tehran and the six major world powers is a one-sided interpretation of the agreement reached in Geneva.
“What was released on the White House website as the Fact Sheet was a one-sided interpretation of the text agreed on in Geneva and some descriptions and terms in this sheet are inconsistent with the text of the Joint Action Plan,” Afkham said on Tuesday.
Following the announcement of the Iran-Sextet agreement, titled the Joint Action Plan, the White House released a fact sheet explaining the deal and the US efforts in the negotiations.
“Unfortunately, certain media outlets have translated and released this fact sheet, which is contrary to the reality, as the text of the Geneva agreement,” she added.
After more than four days of intense negotiations, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- the US, Britain, Russia, France and China -- plus Germany, sealed an interim deal in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 24. The agreement aims to pave the way for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over its nuclear energy program.
Afkham further noted that the outcome of the agreements reached during the Geneva talks are incorporated in the four-page text of the Joint Action Plan.
“Every word and sentence of this text has been compiled based on the considerations of all sides and one of the reasons behind the prolongation of these negotiations was the care put into choosing and inserting words in the text of the Joint Action Plan, particularly by the negotiating delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the Iranian spokesperson pointed out.
In exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the six world powers have agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Iran over the next six months.
According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, the deal allows Iran to continue its activities at Arak, Fordow and Natanz facilities. The agreement also stipulates that no additional sanctions will be imposed on Tehran within the next six months over its nuclear energy program.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
"Iran rejects ‘one-sided’ US Fact Sheet on N-deal" (PressTV)