January 13, 2008

IAEA Head’s Visit to Iran is Last Ultimatum for Iran : news.trend.az

IAEA Head’s Visit to Iran is Last Ultimatum for Iran: US Expert
11.01.08 11:11

Azerbaijan, Baku, 10 January / core Trend D.Khatinoglu / Despite the demands by the UN Security Council, Iran has not yet ceased the enrichment of uranium and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head’s visit to Tehran will be directed towards the resolution of this issue. The IAEA Secretary General’s visit to Iran is the last ultimatum for Tehran, Mohsen Sazegara, a US expert, stated in an interview for Trend.

On 12 Jan, Mohammad Albaradei, the Secretary General of the IAEA, will visit Iran. The UN Security Council demand Iran to halt the enrichment of uranium. In this respect, the two resolutions have been issued to Iran, but Iran did not stop its nuclear plan. Although 5+1 countries failed to come to a common ground, they are discussing the application of the third resolution with respect to Iran.

On 10 Jan, Sazegara stated in his telephonic interview for Trend from Washington that the Iranian nuclear program excited concerns both in the West and Arab countries. Over the last period, the United States gently treated Iran and it has excited concern in the United Arab Emirates, which fears that the United States might make any compromises for the nuclear issue and that might contradict Arabs’ interests. “The US President’s visit to the region targets promising Arabs, their security,” he said.

Sazegari said that the United States will not make any comprise with respect to Iran. “The United States will still try to apply the third resolution with respect to Iran and Albaradei’s visit to Iran is the last warning for this country,” Sazegara said.

The UN Security Council demanded Iran to cease the enrichment of uranium. However, Tehran still insists on its nuclear plan and considers the enrichment of uranium as its juridical right. So far, the UN Security Council has issued the two resolutions on Iran and at present the third resolution under the discussion.

Same interview in Russian and Azeri: