Iran: Supreme Leader Warns of US “Bullying” & Says Nuclear Activities to Continue

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The Supreme Leader, addressing nuclear scientists on Iran Nuclear Technology Day, has said that research and development activities will slow down during the talks with the 5+1 Powers on a comprehensive deal.

The discussions, underway in Geneva, have considered whether Iran must cease work on the under-construction Arak heavy-water reactor, limit development and number of uranium enrichment centrifuges, and suspend the enrichment process at the Fordoo plant.

Khamenei warned that the US might continue to impose sanctions on Iran, even with the prospect of a nuclear agreement:

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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  1. As usual. Iran wants sanctions relief, but offers nothing in return. A nuclear Iran would have grave implications for stability and non-proliferation in both the Middle East and the world. It is imperative that the United States and the international community prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, in order that the Middle East does not descend further into chaos and decades of progress on halting the spread of nuclear weapons is not undone.

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