TEHRAN, Nov 11, 2013 (Press TV)A senior Iranian legislator says French negotiators in the latest round of nuclear talks between Tehran and the six major world powers in Geneva were under the influence of the Israeli regime.
Chairman of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Monday that during the Geneva talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, China, Russia, France and Britain - plus Germany the French played a negative role.
"Usually the negative role was played by the US or Britain, but this time it was Frances turn," Boroujerdi said.
The closed-door talks between Iran and the six world powers began in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday and ended on Sunday.
Boroujerdi noted that the Israeli regime pressured the French government due to its constant fear of a feasible deal on Irans nuclear program.
On November 9, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in Geneva that the Israeli regimes "concerns" must be taken into consideration in the course of the nuclear talks, adding that there is "no certainty" whether Iran and the six powers will reach an agreement at the current stage.
The comments by the French foreign minister came amid Israels deep anger over the likelihood of an agreement between Iran and the six world powers in the course of the nuclear talks.
Later on Saturday, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said that he "draws encouragement from the fact that there are other partners to Israels concerns about the agreement shaping up," hinting at the French foreign minister.
Iran and the six powers could not reach a deal over Tehrans nuclear energy program in the three-day talks in Geneva, but the two sides stressed significant progress had been made and expressed optimism about the prospect of achieving a deal.
Tehran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will continue their nuclear negotiations in Geneva on November 20.