They demand Tehran prove a negative.How do you provide evidence revealing what you don't have?Resolution won't come from Istanbul.Nor will Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's fatwa against acquiring nuclear weapons help.He calls possessing them sinful and anti-Islamic.Saying it falls on deaf ears.
Iran wants good faith discussions.So do Russia and China.Washington is the main obstacle.It prefers confrontation, not peace and stability.
"Iran’s persistent failure to comply with its obligations.... and to meet the requirements of the IAEA Board of Governors resolutions is a cause of urgent concern."
"Don't get your hopes up" for dramatic breakthroughs. Expecting something different this time forgets we've been through this exercise before. Past meetings ended at square one. Little more's likely this time. Even optimists believe little at best will be accomplished.At issue is Washington's hardline stance and real agenda. Its delegation includes mid-level diplomats. It "further attest(s) to the low expectations."
First target Syria, then Iran.For now, keep the nuclear pot boiling.
"I have never witnessed any proof or document indicating that Iran's nuclear activity is military. I believe that we should be seeking agreements, instead of magnifying differences, in order to resolve the issue."
"According to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Islamic Republic of Iran is entitled to the right to make use of nuclear energy, but this right is accompanied by some responsibilities."
"We do not possess a nuclear weapon and we will not build one, but we will defend ourselves against any aggression, whether by the US or the Zionist regime, with the same level of force."