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“Iran needs to have proper guarantees”

Iran does not trust Western offers because international politics must be based on guarantees and not simply trust, says Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh, a professor of geopolitics from Tehran.

Commenting on what was the reason behind turning down the UN offer to exchange enriched uranium for fuel rods, Professor Mojtahed-Zadeh said that the move should not come as a surprise. “It is nothing new and also it does not suggest any sort of loss of heart,” he said. “You do not expect Iran to trust anybody as you do not trust anybody, as America does not trust anybody and as nobody trusts nobody when it comes to international relations. What happens here is that Iran needs to have proper guarantees for these undertakings by both sides, by all sides”.