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Top Iran Officials say U.S. Midterms have 'No Effect' on Nuclear Deal (FARS News Agency, Iran)

 

Does the Republican wave last night threaten one of the Obama Administration's primary foreign policy objectives? According to this news item from the state-run FARS News Agency, senior Iranian officials have made it clear that the U.S. midterm election results will have absolutely no impact on reaching an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program, where negotiations have a deadline at the end of this month.

 

November 5, 2014

 

Islamic Republic of Iran - FARS News Agency Original Article (English)

TEHRAN: Senior cabinet officials said that U.S. Senate elections, which have ended in victory for Republicans, will have no significant impact on nuclear talks between Tehran and the world powers.

 

"The victory of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate elections will have no effect on nuclear talks," Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

 

Stressing that Iranian negotiators have unstintingly respected Iran's red lines during nuclear talks with their counterparts from the Group 5+1 (the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany), he said, "There is no behind-the-scenes deal with the G5+1."

 

The minister also added that major steps have been taken in negotiations between Iran and the sextet.

 

Prior to Vaezi's comments, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Office for Political Affairs Hamid Aboutalebi expressed the same view, stressing that Washington knows that Iran plays a vital and irreplaceable role in the region and that both Democratic and Republican parties know that the United States is in need of striking a final nuclear deal with Tehran.

 

"Now, both U.S. parties need Iran for the 2016 presidential election, especially the Republicans, who are trying to create a change in foreign policy," Aboutalebi wrote on his twitter page on Wednesday.

 

"Therefore, both parties will be after reaching a nuclear agreement and strategic cooperation with Iran on regional issues, especially in fighting ISIL," he added.

 

Yet, the presidential aide underlined that Washington is obliged to respect the right of the Iranian nation, admit to the regional influence of Iran and accept the country as the central actor in regional interactions if it wants Tehran's cooperation.

 

His remarks came after U.S. Republicans made significant gains in midterm elections, capturing a majority of seats to take control of the U.S. Senate.

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With a win in Iowa, the Republican Party picked up at least six Senate seats to guarantee at least 51 members of the 100-member chamber, while bppsting the party's majority in the House of Representatives.

 

Republicans romped to victory against incumbent Democrats in Arkansas and Colorado, and snatched the seats of retiring opponents in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia.

 

Top Republican Mitch McConnell was re-elected in Kentucky and the party is also said to have retained two seats in South Carolina.

 

The Republicans gain the Senate majority after Iran and the six major world powers have already held eight rounds of nuclear talks. After inking an interim agreement in Geneva last November, the parties have less than three weeks to strike a final deal before a Nov. 24 deadline. The 9th round of talks is due to be held in Masqat, Oman, on Nov. 11.

 

The Geneva agreement took effect on Jan. 20 and expired six months later on July 20. In July, Tehran and the six powers agreed to extend negotiations until Nov. 24 after they failed to reach an agreement on a number of key issues.

 

 

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Posted By Worldmeets.US November 5, 2014, 7:25 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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