Report: Obama Recognizes Iran’s Right to Go Nuclear
The FARS News Agency (FNA), which has semi-official ties to the Iranian government according to Reuters, reported on Saturday that Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Livia Leu Agosti acknowledged during a meeting with senior Iranian foreign ministry officials that Barack Obama recognizes Iran's right of access and use of nuclear technology. Vice-Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Ebrahimi told FNA:
“There are a couple of points with regard to this (US) message (to Iran). Firstly, during the session to submit the message, the Swiss ambassador to Tehran quoted the US president as saying that 'we (the US) recognize your nuclear rights' … I didn't want to impose sanctions on your central bank but I had no options but to approve it since a Congress majority had approved the decision."