Iranian nuclear issue: compromise found?
Gennady Yevstafyev, Lieutenant General at the Russian Center for Policy Studies:
Now Iranians have a right for developing the peaceful nuclear program. Even 3-4 years ago it was not accepted by the Americans and they were demanding full stoppage of nuclear program.
It took so many years to accept the fact, which is established by non-proliferation treaty, because according to non-proliferation treaty Iran has every right to develop peaceful nuclear program.
Secondly, Iranians have silently accepted the idea that if they follow the demands of non-proliferation treaty, then they should not develop under the disguise of peaceful nuclear program military research in the field of creation nuclear armaments. So, it was not spoken openly but it is meant, and I think it is second very important fact.
Thirdly, it is very important to know that they’ve decided to continue negotiations. That means that there is enough positive material to continue talking on compromise solutions in the interests of both sides. Bagdad meeting should be a step forward, not a step towards collapse of developing talks and this is a responsibility not only of Iran, but it is the responsibility of the United States and Western countries either, because very often it happens so that it is one step forward to that and very often the internal fight, egotistic interest led to conflicting statements and then confrontation.
Now we have to wipe off confrontation and in this sense it would be very nice if Iran gets some sort of softening of the sanctions against it.