Sunday, 10 June 2012

The Latest from Iran (10 June): Tough Talk Takes Over

0610 GMT: Amid the spiralling difficulties over the nuclear talks between Tehran and the 5+1 Powers, tough talk is taking over headlines in Iranian media. 

The latest site of stalemate, and possibly failure, are the discussions with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, which ended with the IAEA's statement of a "disappointing" outcome and no date set for further negotiations.

Press TV now features the defiant headline, "Iran will not allow Western spies to visit Parchin: MP", referring to the military base which the IAEA wants to inspect after claims of nuclear activity on the site:

“Parchin industries are non-nuclear military industries and we will not allow Western spies to inspect our military technology,” Iranian lawmaker, Evaz Heidarpour, said on Saturday. 

He added that Iran has high deterrence power in military terms and is the dominant power in the region in military industries. 

“The US and the West are trying to access information related to our military industries. We, as the people’s representatives, will not allow our military industries, which are devoid of any kind of nuclear activity, to be visited by Western spies,” he reiterated.

The lawmaker stated that Iran may even sue the IAEA for taking satellite photos of Parchin military site. 

Then there is State news agency IRNA's framing of the statement by Minister of Defense Ahmad Vahidi: "Western Countries Should Be Urged to Obey the Logic of Iran".

from EA WorldView: EA Iran

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