Iranian FM rejects Obama’s “unacceptable” demand on nuclear activity halt timeline

Following Obama’s demand Iran halt “sensitive nuclear activities” for decade, Iranian FM rejects idea, confirms negotiations to continue

Zarif (AFP)

Zarif (AFP)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected President Obama’s demand that Iran freeze “sensitive nuclear activities” for a ten-year period of time referring to Obama’s demand as “greedy”.

Nuclear talks between Iran and the United States resumed for the second day in Geneva, Zarif meeting Tuesday morning with Secretary of State John Kerry.

According to reports, Zarif claimed the demand was both “unacceptable” including “threatening phases”. He stated that “Iran will not accept excessive and illogical demands” but did confirm that “Tehran will continue nuclear negotiations with the six powers.”

Zarif went on to accuse Obama of attempts “to win US public opinion and counter the propaganda campaign by the Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] and that of other radical parties opposed to the negotiations.”

Negotiations are set to end on March 31 with a framework deal to be implemented in June of this year.