Iran nuclear talks in Geneva (26.11.13)
After years of stalemate, the Geneva agreement that we’ve just signed on the Iranian nuclear issue is a major step forward for security and for peace. This agreement confirms Iran’s right to civilian nuclear energy, but totally excludes the possibility of any access to nuclear energy for military purposes.
The mechanism provides for intensive oversight and we must of course be vigilant with respect to its implementation. The discussions were lengthy and difficult and you will have noted that France played a full role in them because we wanted a strong agreement. Overall, and that’s what’s key, Geneva therefore represents an important – or even major - first step.
The French President welcomes the conclusion of negotiations in Geneva on the Iranian nuclear programme. The agreement that was reached respects France’s demands on uranium stockpiles and enrichment, the suspension of new facilities, and international monitoring.
It represents a step towards ending Iran’s military nuclear programme, and thus towards normalizing our relations with Iran. France will continue to mobilize its efforts to achieve a final agreement on this issue. The interim agreement adopted last night is an important step in the right direction.
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